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1st LD Writethru: Bicycle bomb wounds 10 in northern Afghan Kunduz city

Xinhua, April 4, 2015 Adjust font size:

Ten persons including a police officer were injured as a bicycle bomb targeted a police van in Kunduz city the capital of Kunduz province, 250 km north of Kabul on Saturday, a local official said. "An explosive device planted on a bicycle was detonated by remote control against a police car at around 09:00 a.m. local time, injuring 10 persons including a senior police officer Hajji Ghulam Farooq," police spokesman in the province Sayed Sarwar Hussaini told reporters here.

Without giving more details, the officer said that investigation has been initiated into the case.

Meantime, locals at the site of the blast confirmed three police personnel including Hajji Farooq had been injured and seven civilians including a child sustained injuries.

Taliban militants were blamed for organizing the bloody attack. However, Taliban outfit has yet to claim responsibility. Endi