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3 killed in Kunduz attack; woman lost legs in blast

3 killed in Kunduz attack; woman lost legs in blast

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Aug 22, 2012 - 16:53

KUNDUZ CITY/LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): A local police commander was among three people killed in an insurgent attack in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Wednesday.

Commander Juma Gul and one of his guards were killed when a group of armed Talibaninfo-icon attacked a house in the Imaminfo-icon Sahib district, the Dasht-i-Archi district chief, Sheikh Sadruddin, said.

The house’s owner, a friend of the police official, was also killed in the attack, he said. Gul, hailing from the Sarfaraz village, visited the Imam Sahib district Tuesday night at the invitation of his friend for a dinner.

The Taliban stormed into the house and shot dead the police commander, his host and a guard escorting him.

A Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the police commander was killed along with two of his guards and their weapons were seized. It was the third local police commander to be killed by the Taliban in Kunduz since March this year.

Separately, two womeninfo-icon and a child were injured as a result of a bomb blast in the Ghargi area of Sangin district in southern Helmand province on Tuesday, police said.

The victims were on their way walking towards homes of their relatives when a landmine that one of them stepped on went off, a police official said.

One of the two women had her both legs severed, an official at the Emergency Hospital said on condition of anonymity.

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