Karzai condemn suicide bombing in nothern Kundz province
By Meena Haseeb - Sun Jan 27 2013, 9:29 am
Afghan president Hamid Karzai strongly condemned suicide bombing in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan on Saturday evening.
According to a statement released by Afghan presidential palace, president Karzai called Saturday’s bombing in Kunduz province efforts by enemies of Afghan people who are struggling to prevent development in the country.
Government officials on Saturday confirmed at least ten people including provincial counter-terrorism chief and head of the traffic department were killed following the attack.
In the meantime the statement released by presidential palace media office confirmed at least 18 people were injured following the blast.
The suicide bombing on Saturday evening took place at the central city of eastern Ghazni province in a busy market place while local residents were busy with the shopping.
Provincial security commandment spokesman Syed Sarwar Hussain quoted in the statement released by presidential palace also confirmed the death of two government officials.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) also condemned the attack and called it an inhumane act by insurgents to kill Afghan civilians.
According to reports the incident took place after a suicide bomber detonated explosives packed in a motorcycle.
In a similar incident former provincial security chief Abdul Rahman Syed Khel was killed in the same area last year while at least 40 civilians were killed or injured following another suicide bomb blast in Kunduz province during the summer.