DEc. 25 - A bomb explosion in the northern Afghan city of Taloqan kills at least 20 people, including one MP. Nick Rowlands reports.
Bodies laid out in the northern Afghan city of Taloqan following a suicide bombing which killed at least 20 people and wounded 50. A hospital spokesman said one of those killed was a politician. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) HEAD OF TAKHAR PUBLIC HEATH HOSPITAL, ABDUL GHAFAR SAFI, SAYING: "Until now we have received around thirteen bodies including Mutalib Bik's -- a member of the Afghan parliament -- and 50 other wounded." The once-peaceful province has seen a number of high-profile attacks over the last year, including the killing of a top police commander in May. Nick Rowlands, Reuters.