facebook
twitter
search
search

Police killed in Afghan suicide attack

Sept. 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- At least 16 people, including 11 policemen, were killed Monday in the Afghan city of Kunduz, a police official said.

The attack, which also wounded at least 20 civilians, targeted the officers, who had gathered to provide security for a demonstration, the BBC reported.

A police spokesman said many shoppers were in the area at the time of the suicide attack.

The explosives were packed inside a vehicle, Khaama Press reported.

The attack took place about 3:15 p.m. local time, said provincial governor spokesman Syed Sarwar Hussaini.

The demonstration was reportedly in support of a local warlord.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Rapper DMX found unconscious, revived by New York police
Alaska woman claims McDonald's Happy Meal hasn't aged in six years
N.H. primary polls open: Kasich, Sanders get early leads
5 Reasons why Denver Broncos won't be repeat champions
Exposure to flashing light may prevent jet lag