Afghanistan car bomb leaves at least 89 civilians dead | World | The Guardian

On and on it goes, down and down they go, why oh, why oh why?

A suicide attacker killed 89 people when he detonated a car filled with explosives in a crowded bazaar in eastern Afghanistan, the bloodiest insurgent attack on civilians for several years.

Dozens more were injured in a blast so big that it brought down the roofs of shops lining the roads, trapping shopkeepers and their customers in the rubble.

“A man in a Toyota SUV was identified by police as a potential attacker, but when they ordered him to stop for checks, he set off the bomb,” the deputy provincial police chief, Nasar Ahmad, told the Guardian. He said all but two of the victims were civilians.

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