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Official says bomb on motorcycle explodes in Afghan market, killing 6 people and wounding 5

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KABUL, Afghanistan — An official in northern Afghanistan says a bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded in a market, killing six people.

PHOTO: Bodies of civilians are laid out a hospital after a suicide attack in the Yahyakhail district of Paktika province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing dozens of people, officials said. Dozens more were wounded when the bomber, who was on foot and mingling with the crowd, detonated his explosives, said Mokhis Afgha, the spokesman for the governor of Paktika province. (AP Photo)
Bodies of civilians are laid out a hospital after a suicide attack in the Yahyakhail district of Paktika province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing dozens of people, officials said. Dozens more were wounded when the bomber, who was on foot and mingling with the crowd, detonated his explosives, said Mokhis Afgha, the spokesman for the governor of Paktika province. (AP Photo)

Police spokesman Sarwar Hussaini said Monday that the blast struck a crowded market in Dashti Archi district. He said five people were wounded in the attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. Insurgents have stepped up attacks against Afghan security forces in a bid to undermine the Western-backed Kabul government of President Ashraf Ghani.

The blast comes a day after a suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in Paktika province, killing at least 50 people.

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PHOTO: Afghan children are treated at Paktika hospital after suicide attack in the Yahyakhail district of Paktika province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing dozens of people, officials said. Dozens more were wounded when the bomber, who was on foot and mingling with the crowd, detonated his explosives, said Mokhlis Afghan, the spokesman for the governor of Paktika province. (AP Photo)
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