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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:59 am | Updated: 11:13 am, Tue Jul 15, 2014.

KABUL, Afghanistan — A huge blast from a Toyota sport utility vehicle packed with explosives tore through a market in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, bringing down shops on the heads of shopkeepers and leaving the bloodied remains of men, women and children strewn in rubble. By late afternoon, at least 89 people were known to have been killed, the Defense Ministry said.

The bombing, in Paktika province, was one of the deadliest terror attacks in Afghanistan since 2001, and suspicion immediately fell on the Taliban or their Islamist militant allies. But the insurgents quickly denied any involvement. The market was filled mainly with civilians, and had little strategic value to either side in the war here.

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