89 slain in blast at Afghan market

In deadliest attack since 2001, car blows up at bustling area

Posted: July 16, 2014 at 4:16 a.m.

Afghan security forces and civilians examine the scene of a suicide attack in the Urgun area of Paktika province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. The attack killed at least 89 people.

A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

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