North Afghanistan police chief killed in suicide bombing

Published: May 28, 2011

Soldiers from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were also among the victims, an ISAF spokesman said, without specifying whether they had been killed or wounded. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KUNDUZ: A suicide bombing at the governor’s office in Takhar province killed four people, including the chief of police for northern Afghanistan General Mohammed Daoud Daoud, on Saturday.

Daoud was the operational commander for eight provinces in Afghanistan and was an aide to Ahmed Shah Massoud.

The Hizb-e-Islami claimed responsibility for the attack.

“The inspector general has also been killed and the governor is injured,” said a spokesperson for the Hizb-e-Islami from an unknown location.

Soldiers from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were also among the victims, an ISAF spokesman said, without specifying whether they had been killed or wounded.

“There was a meeting about security at the complex where the governor’s office is,” said Qutbuddin Kamal, a senior aide to provincial governor Abdul Jabar Taqwa.

“At the end of the meeting, when we wanted to leave, a suicide bomber waiting in the corridor blew himself up,” he said.

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