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A suicide bombing has reportedly killed 50 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, local officials say.

Mokhis Afghan, spokesman for the provincial governor of Paktika province, bordering Pakistan, told AP the attack happened during an inter-district tournament attended by a large crowed in the Yahyakhail district late Sunday afternoon.

The suicide bomber was walking among hundreds of spectators who had gathered to watch the volleyball tournament final when the device was detonated, he says.

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Paktika suicide attack: 55 people killed and 85 were wounded.players, chaildren and elders among the casualties.

Afghan said at least 50 more were wounded in the bombing, with the casualty count expected to rise. Most of the casualties were civilians. It is the deadliest such attack to hit the country in months. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the attack.

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