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MAZAR SHARIF (Web Desk) – At least six people were killed and 35 others were wounded, when an improvised explosive device tore into a crowded marketplace in a northern Afghan province on the border with Turkmenistan on Monday.

“People usually come from surrounding villages on Monday to do their shopping in the city,” said Reza Ghafoori, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

The bomb, hidden on a bicycle, exploded as farmers gathered in Darzab district of the province of Jawzjan on market day, but there was no immediate word on who was responsible.