Suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills 13 as Taliban claim responsibility via email

Published February 22nd, 2016 - 04:30 GMT
Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan regularly carry out attacks targeting local police forces, often killing civilians in the process. (Wordpress.com)
Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan regularly carry out attacks targeting local police forces, often killing civilians in the process. (Wordpress.com)

Official reports in Afghanistan claim a suicide bomber targeting a police commander killed at least 13 people, including nine civilians, in the northern Parwan province.

Provincial police chief, General Zaman Mamozai, reported that the attack on Monday took place close to a clinic and a bazaar. He added that the casualties included four local police officers. An additional 19 people, including 17 civilians, were injured in the attack.

The police commander who was targeted in the attack was wounded but survived.

An email sent to media by the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Taliban militants target Afghan security forces regularly, often killing civilians in the process.


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