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Local intelligence official killed in Afghan Kunduz blast

08-04-2011 13:59 BJT

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- A provincial intelligence official was killed on Thursday and two people were injured when a roadside bomb went off in Kunduz city, provincial capital of Kunduz province 250 km north of capital Kabul, police said.

"A bomb placed along a road in Bandar -e- Khanabad area of Kunduz city was detonated at around 06:00 a.m. local time Thursday when the car of a security official with the intelligence service was passing by," police spokesman in the province, Sayed Sarawar Housainni told Xinhua.

Without giving more details, Housainni said the blast resulted in the killing of the security official and injuring of two children.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far but Taliban militants have been behind most suicide and roadside bomb attacks across the war-ravaged country.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the militant group announced to launch a spring offensive from May 1 against Afghan and NATO-led troops stationed in Afghanistan.

The militant group warned people against supporting government and foreign troops.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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