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Suicide attack on Afghan army office kills 33, injures 40
Mar 14, 2011, 10:27 GMT
Kunduz, Afghanistan - Thirty-three Afghans were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside an army recruiting office in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, a provincial spokesman said.
Around 40 others were injured in the attack in the centre of the provincial capital, also called Kunduz, said Mahboobullah Sayedi, spokesman for the province's governor.
Most of the victims were volunteers who had queued up near the centre to enroll with the national army, he said.
A German Press Agency dpa reporter said the blast was followed by the sound of gunfire.
The bombing came four days after a suicide bomber killed provincial police Abdul chief Rahman Sayedkhili and four others in the centre of the city. The attack also injured the deputy police chief.
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