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Suicide attack kills 'several' in northeast Afghanistan

AFP , Saturday 26 Jan 2013
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At least ten policemen were killed and 18 others, mostly civilians, were wounded in a suicide attack Saturday in a crowded area of the northeast Afghan city of Kunduz, provincial authorities said.

"We have 10 dead, including the counter terrorism police chief and head of traffic police and their bodyguards. Eighteen others are wounded, 13 civilians and five policemen," Kunduz police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussani told AFP.

Kunduz police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussani confirmed the casualties and the attack, saying it took place around 5:20 pm (12:50 GMT).

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier in the day a suicide attacker riding a bicycle killed two civilians in southeastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province.

On Friday, a suicide bomber in a car attacked a NATO convoy in Afghanistan's strategic Kapisa province on Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding 15, officials said.

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