Suicide bomber targets NATO forces in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009 - 12:31

Kunduz: A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-filled vehicle close to a NATO military convoy in northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing himself, but causing no other casualties, police said.
The attack in the centre of Kunduz city, the capital of the province of the same name, occurred on Monday morning when NATO-led Belgian forces were passing through the area in a convoy, said Abdul Razaq Yaqoubi, the provincial police chief.

"Fortunately there are no casualties among the NATO forces or local people. The bomber is the only victim," he said.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that the attack was carried out by one of their bombers, Mohibullah, and claimed that 10 German soldiers were killed in the blast.

A small unit of Belgian forces is stationed in Kunduz province as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, which is led in northern region by some 4,000 German troops. The Belgian forces are mentoring Afghan national troops in the province.

IANS



First Published: Monday, August 10, 2009 - 12:31
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