Suicide attack wounds 4, kills bomber in northern Afghan province

17:18, August 16, 2010      

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Four civilians sustained injuries as a suicide bomber blew himself up in Afghan north province of Kunduz on Monday, police said.

"A terrorist planted explosive device in bicycle and blew himself up in Aqtapa bazaar of Qalai Zal district this morning wounding four innocent civilians including three children," district police chief Syed Ibrahim told Xinhua.

The suicide bomber was also killed in the blast, he further said.

He blamed Taliban insurgents for organizing the sluiced attack, but the outfit that is largely relying on suicide attacks and roadside bombings has yet to make comment.

The deadly roadside and suicide attacks often claim the life of civilians in the war-torn Afghanistan.

Taliban-linked activities and conflicts since 1 January to 30 June 2010, according to UN report released last week, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented 3,268 civilian casualties including 1,271 deaths and 1,997 injuries which indicate 31 percent increase against the same period last year.

Source: Xinhua


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