6 police killed in suicide bomb blast in N. Afghan city

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-02 23:15:23|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- At least six police officers were killed and 17 people wounded in a suicide bomb blast in northern embattled Afghan Kunduz city on Monday, an Interior Ministry spokesman confirmed.

"A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest outside a Highway Police Station. The latest information found six security personnel were martyred and 17 people were wounded in the incident," Nasrat Rahimi told Xinhua.

The incident occurred roughly at 3:00 p.m. local time in Bandar-e-Kabul locality.

Those among the injured were seven security personnel and 10 civilian passersby, the official added.

Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Saturday, Taliban briefly captured parts of the city, capital of northern Kunduz province and security forces launched a counter-attack evicting militants after heavy clashes.

At least 38 militants, five civilians and 20 security forces were killed and 85 civilians and security forces were wounded during Saturday's clashes in the city.