5 injured in mine blast in N. Afghanistan

Other News Materials 30 June 2011 10:33 (UTC +04:00)

Five people including two policemen were injured when a mine went off Thursday morning in Kunduz city, provincial capital of Kunduz province, 250 km north of capital city of Kabul, a police official said.

"A mine placed inside a garbage heap was detonated by a remote- control device in a street at the eastern part of Kunduz city at around 7:15 a.m. local time when a police vehicle was passing-by. As a result three civilians and two policemen were injured," provincial police spokesman, Sayed Sarwar Hossanin told Xinhua.

However, the police spokesman said the wounded people has sustained slight injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital.

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

The Taliban outfit has also warned the civilians to stay away from official gatherings, military convoys and centers as the militants would attack officials and security personnel as legitimate targets.