You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


16 die in suicide blast in Afghanistan

KABUL — A suicide bomber in northern Afghanistan killed at least 16 people and wounded dozens more by detonating a rickshaw filled with explosives in a bazaar Tuesday morning, the latest major attack in the lead-up to presidential elections early next month.

The intended target of the attack, which occurred in Maimana, the capital of Faryab province, was unclear, and by afternoon the Taliban had not claimed responsibility for it.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week