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5 civilian dead in Kunduz bombing

5 civilian dead in Kunduz bombing

Sep 11, 2011 - 09:30

KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): At least five civilians, including three minors, were killed in a roadside explosion in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Sunday.

The overnight incident occurred when a civilian car struck a roadside bomb in the Wakil Qara area on the outskirts of Kunduz City, Lt. Col. Saleh Mohammad, commander of the third police district, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

One child was wounded in the blast, Mohammad said, adding, the victims were on their way to the Gortepa area from provincial capital.

Blaming militants for the blast, the commander said the Talibaninfo-icon often planted roadside bombs that caused casualties to the Afghan and international security personnel.

With the insurgents yet to comment on the attack, provincial police chief, Maj. Gen. Samiullah Qatra, put the death toll at four.

Separately, two men and a child were injured when their car struck a roadside bomb at 7am in the Khwaja Ghaltan area, Qatra said.

"I hear the explosion. When I rushed to the site, I saw three injured people, including my nephew," said resident Nizamuddin, who urged all parties to the conflict to spare civilians.


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