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Bomb explodes at market in north Afghanistan, killing 9 people, including a local official
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ' Authorities say a bomb has exploded at a market in northern Afghanistan, killing nine people, including a local official.
The Ministry of Interior says the bomb went off on Monday morning inside a shop in a market in Faryab province's Ghormuch district. The ministry's statement says the nine dead included a council member from a neighboring province.
The ministry says it has no other details.
In a separate statement Monday, the ministry said police killed 18 insurgents in operations across the country over the past 24 hours.