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Afghanistan: 29 more deaths in a suicide attack


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Afghanistan: 29 more deaths in a suicide attack

The Afghan Interior Ministry has condemned a suicide attack in northern Afghanistan as a “heinous act”.

Officials say the 29 people killed by the car bomb near Kunduz were civilians.

But local officials say they were members of a pro-government militia.

There has been a sharp increase in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan.

More than 50 people died in three separate attacks in Kabul on Friday alone. A NATO base and a police training academy were targeted. A truck bomb was also detonated.

Experts think they could be evidence of a power struggle following news of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar two weeks ago.

The news has cast uncertainty over the already fragile peace talks.

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