Afghan security force members take position during fighting in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 19, 2020. At least 12 people mostly militants have been killed in a motorbike blast and fighting in the northern Kunduz province on Tuesday, an official said. (Photo by Ajmal Kakar/Xinhua)
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, May 19 (Xinhua) -- At least 12 people mostly militants have been killed in a motorbike blast and fighting in the northern Kunduz province on Tuesday, an official said.
Terrorists planted explosive device in a motorbike and detonated it in a bazaar outside Kunduz city around noon, killing one police and one civilian and injuring 18 others, provincial government spokesman Esmatullah Muradi said.
Blaming the Taliban for the blast, Muradi said the militant group for terrorizing the locals committing the crime.
However, Muradi asserted that the security forces have repulsed Taliban attacks outside Kunduz city, the capital of the restive Kunduz province on Tuesday morning, forcing militants to flee after leaving 10 bodies behind and 15 others injured.
Muradi also confirmed that five security personnel and three civilians had been injured in the fighting erupted in Talawka and Pul-e-Safid areas outside Kunduz city, saying the militants fled away.
Taliban militants who are active in parts of Kunduz province have yet to make comment. Enditem