Attack on Afghan soccer match kills 9, wounds over 50

A suicide attack at a football match in southeast Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least nine people and wounded more than 50, Afghan officials said. The attack took place in southeastern Paktika province, on the border with Pakistan. Details were not immediately clear. The explosion was caused by either a car or motorcycle bomb, local officials said, and probably targeted local government officials watching the match. A similar attack last year at a volleyball match killed at least 50 people in the same province. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.



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