4 police killed, 1 injured in Kunduz explosion
KUDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Four policemen were killed and a fifth wounded on Monday when a bomb went off in Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province, an official said.
Col. Mohammad Masoom Hashimi, the deputy provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took place in Char-Sari area of Khanabad district shortly after 11:00am.
He said the explosives in a plastic bag had been placed on a police vehicle and the blast killed four policemen and injured a fifth who was evacuated to the civil hospital in Kunduz City, the provincial capital. Hashimi had no information about his condition.
The police official said joint operations of security forces were underway to reopen the main highway between Khanabad and Kunduz city.
The Taliban claimed responsibly for the blast in Khanabad, saying eight security personnel were killed and wounded.
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