Explosion rocks northern Afghan province

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An explosion that rocked Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province claimed the life of provincial health director Azizullah Safari on Tuesday, police said.

"It was a remote-controlled bomb organized by militants today afternoon as a result Azizullah Safari the director of provincial health department was killed and two others were injured," provincial police chief Mohammad Razaq Yaqubi told Xinhua.

The blast occurred outside a shop in Kunduz city, the capital of same name Kunduz province, he further said.

He blamed Taliban militants for organizing the attack but the outfit has not made comment.

Yaqubi also said that there is another bomb and police are trying to find and defuse it.

Kunduz has been the scene of increasing Taliban-linked insurgency over the past several months.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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