Explosion rocks northern Afghan city, Taliban claim responsibility

09:35, July 02, 2010      

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An explosion rocked Kunduz city the capital of Kunduz province in north Afghanistan Friday morning and a gun battle erupted after the blast.

Locals said that suicide bombers entered a base of NATO-led troops early morning and one of them blew himself up and since then gun battle continues.

However, an official who declined to give his name in Kunduz city the capital of Kunduz province said that suicide bombers entered a guest house of U.S. troops at 03:00 a.m. local time and since then clash continues.

Meantime, governor of Kunduz province Mohammad Omar in talks with Xinhua confirmed that Taliban attacked a guest house of U.S. troops in Kunduz city this morning.

"Taliban insurgents intruded a guest house of U.S. military in Kunduz city this morning and some have been killed," Omar told Xinhua.

On the other hand, a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in talks with media via telephone from undisclosed location said that six suicide bombers attacked a U.S. compound in Kunduz city this morning inflicting casualties to the troops.

Source: Xinhua


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