Nine dead in Afghanistan suicide bombing

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  • Nine dead reported dead and 45 injured in the bombings
  • The Taliban says it isn't responsible

(CNN)Nine people died and 45 were injured in a suicide bombing at a sports stadium in eastern Afghanistan, according to a spokesman for the Interior Ministry.

The attack happened Sunday night in Paktika province, according to the spokesman, Sediq Sediqi.
The Taliban issued a statement denying involvement in the attack.