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At Least 10 People Killed in Bomb Blast at Animal Market in Afghanistan's South

© AP Photo / Massoud HossainiAfghan Ambulance
Afghan Ambulance - Sputnik International
KABUL (Sputnik) - At least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured in a bomb blast at an animal market in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, a local source said on Monday, specifying that the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device.

The incident occurred in Helmand's Sangin district, where the Taliban militant movement is active.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said that there was no bomb blast.

According to Mujahid, soldiers fired mortar shells at the bazaar, leaving several civilians killed and wounded.

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