At least 11 dead in Afghanistan suicide bombing

At least 40 people were wounded, mostly civilians and children

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File photo: British soldiers in Sangin stop and search a man, as they assist local forces (2009). Picture by: Danny Lawson / PA Wire/Press Association Images

At least 11 people have been killed this morning in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

A man riding a motorbike detonated explosives at the entrance of a government compound in Asadabad, a town in the East of the country.

According to Reuters, at least 40 people were wounded, mostly civilians and children.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban insurgents are being blamed.

Peace talks with the terror group are due to begin next week.