Suicide bombing kills 3 police in north Afghanistan
A suicide bombing rocked Kunduz city in north Afghanistan on Friday, leaving three police dead and injured three others but the Inspector General of Police escaped unhurt, a police spokesman in Kunduz province said.
"The suicide bombing happened in the provincial capital Kunduz city at around 10:10 a.m. local time killing three policemen including a police officer and injuring three more policemen," Syed Sarwar Hussaini told Xinhua.
However, he noted that the Inspector General of Police in Kunduz province Samiullah Qatra escaped unhurt.
The blast, he added, took place when a memorial service was underway to honor the late police chief in northern provinces of Afghanistan General Mohammad Daud Daud who was killed in a suicide attack late last May in Takhar province.
"The suicide bomber was attempting to target police chief of Kunduz province Samiullah Qatra at the memorial service of General Daud but police identified and gunned him down," Hussaini told Xinhua, adding the police chief of Kunduz province Mr. Qatra escaped unhurt and is safe and sound.
However, he said the bomber before dying blew himself up killing three policemen including an officer on the spot and injured three others.