Young girl among 6 killed in northern Afghanistan market bombing

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An Afghan official says a bombing in a northern market has killed six people, including a young girl.

Sonatullah Timor, the spokesman for the Takhar provincial government, says the attack on Thursday was aimed at a police car but that the police escaped unharmed. He says the attack wounded 26 people, including children.

He says the bomb was planted on a motorcycle. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but Taliban insurgents frequently target the country's security forces.