Blast in busy Afghan market kills 6, ministry says

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  • The blast occurred in Afghanistan's northern Kapisa province
  • Among the dead is a local police commander, his son and two bodyguards, authorities say
  • The bomb was planted in a crowded market, the authorities say
A bomb blast at a busy market in northern Afghanistan's Kapisa province killed six people and wounded 17, the Interior Ministry said.
Among those killed in the attack in the Tagab district were a local police commander, his son and two bodyguards, the ministry said in a statement.
Authorities said the bomb was planted shortly before noon in the crowded market and detonated remotely.
The ministry, in its statement, blamed the attack on the Taliban.