Suicide attack in Kunduz province kills 3
By Ghanizada - Tue Aug 02 2011, 9:19 am
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 – According to local officials in northern Afghanistan, at least 3 people were killed and 10 others were injured following a suicide bomb attack.
Officials further added, suicide bomber blew himself up early Tuesday outside a building in the city of Kunduz.
According to security officials, two other militants then stormed the building, resulting in a two-hour-long firefight with police.
Security officials also said, the fighting ended when the two militants inside the building detonated their explosives.
According to security officials, at least three guards of a private security company was killed during the attacks.
In a separate incident in eastern Afghanistan, at least four Afghan police officers were killed and two others were injured following airstrikes by NATO-led international forces on Monday.
Jamaluddin Badar, governor of Nuristan province said, coalition forces also detained 12 police officers after NATO aircraft bombed the police post in the Wama district.
Mr. Badar further added, the strike was based on wrong intelligence. He said the officers were wearing police uniforms and an Afghan flag was flying at the post when it was attacked.
NATO says it is “aware” of the statements by Afghan officials alleging friendly fire and is investigating the incident.