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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.

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