One killed in explosion in northern Afghanistan

Kunduz police blames Taliban for the attack; Taliban denies responsibility

One killed in explosion in northern Afghanistan

World Bulletin/News Desk

One civilian was killed and three others were injured after a sticky bomb exploded in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

The bomb that was placed under a vehicle of Afghan National Army exploded in Chai Froshi Street in the provincial capital at around 11.40 a.m. local time.

“There were no soldiers in the car, probably they were shopping and survived luckily,” Sarwar Husaini, a spokesman for Kunduz police chief, told Anadolu Agency.

He said one young man was killed, and the three injured were taken to the hospital.

He blamed Taliban for carrying out the attack, calling it an inhuman act that harms civilians. “The enemy cannot fight on a battlefield, they are weak and therefore carry out such attacks."

However, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for Taliban, said the group did not carry out the attack.

“I have talked to our Mujahideen in Kunduz, they said they did not do it,” he said.

The Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 before being ousted by U.S.-led coalition forces following the 9/11 attacks targeting the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in New York and Washington D.C.

US-led foreign forces are scheduled to withdraw from the country by the end of 2014.

 

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