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Afghan policeman wounded in blast in northern province

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-2-11 10:39:09

One Afghan policeman was wounded Sunday morning when a police mobile was struck by a roadside planted bomb in Kunduz, the capital city of northern province of Kunduz .

"An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off when a police vehicle was running in Zakhil area wounding one policeman at around 8 a.m. local time," a witness named Mohammad Harif told Xinhua.

Meantime, a provincial police spokesman Sarwar Hossaini confirmed the blast, saying an investigation was launched into the incident.

No group claimed responsibility for the incident, but Taliban suspects routinely claim responsibility for such attacks.

The Taliban, who ruled the country before they were ousted by a US-led invasion in late 2001, renewed armed insurgency, staging ambush and suicide attacks, killing combatants as well as civilians.

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