30 Aug '13, 5pm

Suicide bomber kills district chief in attack in Kunduz mosque

Jihadists, likely from the Taliban or the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, killed the district governor for Dasht-i-Archi in Kunduz province today in a suicide attack at a mosque. Afghan officials reported that 20 people were killed in the blast. From Pajhwok : The dead included Dasht-i-Archi district's administrative head Sheikh Sadruddin, his bodyguards, a public representative's brother and civilians. Public Health Department official Abdul Qudus Miakhel quoted a district clinic doctor as saying that 20 people were killed and 30 others wounded. Some of the injured were evacuated to hospitals in Takhar and Kunduz provinces. Takhar Public Health Director Abdul Qayyum Qane confirmed receiving nine of the injured, with provincial council chief Abdul Qahar's brother, Abdul Jabbar, succumbing to his wounds on the way to hospital. Col. Abdullah, the deputy police chief for Kund...

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