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Traffic police official killed in rocket strike

Traffic police official killed in rocket strike

May 26, 2014 - 12:03

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A traffic policeman was killed and three others were injured in a rocket attack in northern Kunduz province on Monday, an official said.

The incident took place when a police vehicle came under rocket attacks from militants in the Lodin area on the outskirts of Kunduz City, a police spokesman said.

Syed Sarwar Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News one traffic police official died on the spot. The three policemen travelling with him suffered no casualties.

But an eyewitness, Mohammad Ayub, claimed seeing a dead body and three wounded policemen after the rocket hit their vehicle. The injured, he said, were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Elsewhere, six people were wounded when explosives attached to a bicycle went off in Maimana, the capital of northwestern Faryab province.

The incident took place when an explosives-packed bicycle parked close to the police headquarters exploded, a Pajhwok correspondent reported from the area.

Police chief, Col Naeem Andrabi, said it was a remote-controlled bomb blast that left two policemen wounded and damaged their pick-up and a civilian car.

A provincial council member, Sarwar who was slightly injured, condemned the incident and said the blast took place at a public place in front of shops.

A doctor at the Afghan-Turk Hospital in Maimana said that three civilians had been wounded in the blast.





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