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Motorcycle bomb kills civilians in Khost, east Afghanistan

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At least two civilians were killed and 23 others wounded in a motorcycle bomb blast in Afghanistan on Tuesday, local media report.

Eyewitnesses said an improvised explosive device was placed on a motorbike in Khost City.

Photographs from the scene show police searching through debris and charred wares from shops littering the floor.

No one has yet taken responsibility for the explosion, but both the Taliban and ISIS are active in the country.

Khost City is the capital of the eastern Afghanistan Khost province, which shares a border with Pakistan and is the largest city in the southeast of the country.

More to follow

Updated: January 8, 2019 12:27 PM