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  • 26 January 2013, 19:38

Afghanistan: Suicide Bomb Kills 10 Policemen

At least 10 policemen have been killed and 19 more people wounded in a suicide attack in a crowded area of the northeast Afghan city of Kunduz.

The head of the provincial counterterrorism department and the traffic police chief were killed in the attack, carried out by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle, police said.

Those wounded include 14 other policemen and five civilians.

There was no claim of responsibility for the bombing, which took place at around 5.20pm (12.50 GMT).

Such attacks have in the past been blamed on Taliban who are leading an insurgency against the US-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.

It was one of two bombings reported in the country in the day.

Earlier, a remote-controlled bomb planted on a bicycle exploded, killing one police officer and one civilian in the eastern city of Ghazni. Another five people were wounded.

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