10 police killed in Afghanistan suicide attack
At least 10 policemen were killed and 18 others, mostly civilians, were wounded in a suicide attack Saturday in a crowded area of the northeast Afghan city of Kunduz, provincial authorities said.

The attacker, who was on foot, detonated his explosives next to a group of police officers, according to several sources.

"We have 10 dead, including the counter terrorism police chief and head of traffic police and their bodyguards," Sayed Sarwar Hussani, Kunduz police spokesman told AFP.

Thirteen civilians and five policemen were wounded in the blast, Hussani said, adding that the final death toll may rise.

The attack was "the work of the enemies of Afghanistan", he said, using a phrase common among Afghan officials to describe Taliban insurgents.
Posted by: tipper 2013-01-26