Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Suicide bomber shot dead in northern Kunduz province

Districts of Kunduz.
Districts of Kunduz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to local authorities in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, a suspected suicide bomber was shot dead in Dasht-e-Archi district in this province on Wednesday before he detonate his explosives.

District chief for Dasht-e-Archi Sheikh Sadruddin said the incident took place around 6:30 am local time and the suicide bomber was shot dead by US troops while he was looking to enter a military bus.

Mr. Sadruddin further added around 50 Afghan local police forces were due to be transported by bus.

This comes as a suicide bomber on Tuesday evening detonated his explosives at Taj-e-Guzar area where at least 60 Afghan civilians killed or injured following the blast.

Dasht-e-Archi district chief Sheikh Sadruddin said the motive behind increased militancy in Dasht-e-Archi district was lack of security forces.

He said at least 30 people including Afghan security forces have been killed since the beginning of the Afghan year in this district.

By Sajad - Wed Aug 15, 1:57 pm

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