Kunduz suicide blast kills 3 civilians, injures 11
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three civilians were killed and nearly a dozen others injured in a suicide bombing in the northern province of Kunduz on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.
The bomber detonated his explosives when a convoy of foreign troops passed by the airport road in Kunduz City at 9:10 am, the ministry said in a statement.
The blast resulted in the deaths of three civilians and injuries to 11 others. German troops were the target.
Public Health Director Dr. Zafar Noori confirmed receiving two dead bodies and nine injured men at the Kunduz civil hospital, some of them in critical condition.
ISAF's media office in Kunduz said two of their military vehicles were damaged in the blast, but the troops escaped uninjured.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said one of their fighters, Mudassir, a resident of northern Balkh province, carried out the attack using an explosives-laden jeep.
He claimed a dozen foreign soldiers were killed and several others were injured, while three of their vehicles and a police vehicle were destroyed.
Mujahid said after the explosion, an ISAF military vehicle crashed into a civilian car, killing five people.
Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.