Suicide Car Bomb, Conflict Claim 6 Lives in Afghanistan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The violent incidents in the shape of suicide attack and conflict once again claimed the lives of people in the conflict-ridden Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.
In a suicide car bomb which rocked the capital city Kabul Sunday morning the bomber was killed and two passersby injured.
It was a truck bomb, according to police, Xinhua reported.
"A truck packed with explosive object was detonated along ring road in Qasaba locality at 05:45 am local time today and the explosion injured slightly two civilian passersby," the Kabul police said in a statement released here.
The attacker was killed on the spot and the truck was destroyed, the statement said, adding the explosive device was planted under the fruit crates.
The potential target of the attacker remained unknown. However, witnesses said the target might have been the nearby front gate of the military airport, situated in north edge of Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Meantime, the Taliban insurgent group fighting the government to regain power has claimed of responsibility for the attack.
Moreover, three police and two armed insurgents were killed as clash erupted in Qala-e-Zal district of Kunduz province with Kunduz city as its capital, 250 km north of Kabul on Sunday, district police chief Abdul Manan said.
"A number of armed Taliban militants stormed a checkpoint of local police in Zalamabad village, Qala-e-Zal district Sunday morning and police returned fire. The fire exchange lasted for a while during which three local police personnel and two Taliban insurgents had been killed," Manan told Xinhua.
Local police is community police deployed in rural areas to ensure security for the villagers.
Meantime, Zabihullah Mujahid who claims to speak for the Taliban outfit in contact with media confirmed the clash, insisting five local police personnel had been killed, a claim rebuffed by police office Manan as baseless.