KABUL, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- Only the suicide bomber was killed in an attack on
a German forces' convoy in northern Afghanistan while two senior district
officials were killed in a roadside bomb attack on their vehicle in the
country's southern zone, officials said.
The suicide attack was carried out in the northern province of Kunduz on a
joint convoy of the German and Afghan troops on Tuesday morning, provincial
Governor Mohammad Omar said.
None of the soldiers or civilians was killed or injured as the bomber
detonated himself prematurely, he added.
However, claiming responsibility for the blast, Taliban spokesman
Zabeehullah Mujahid said "several soldiers" were killed and injured. His claim
could not be confirmed from an independent source.
Separately, two senior district officials were killed in a roadside bomb
blast in southern Afghanistan, police said.
The incident happened in the southern province of Kandahar, the former
stronghold of the anti-government Taliban militants, on Monday evening.
Chief of Registan district Ameer Mohammad and district police chief
Asadullah, were on way home in a car when it hit an improvised explosive
device (IED) killing the two on the spot, provincial police chief Matiullah
Khan told journalists.
The police chief said the two officials were on way to their homes in the
border town of Spin Boldak. Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast. (end)
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