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News, May 2011
2 British, 3 German, 2 Afghani Soldiers Killed in Attacks
May 28, 2011
Two UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Press TV, Sat May 28, 2011 11:42PM
Two British soldiers serving in the US-led International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF) have been killed by a homemade bomb in southern
Seven killed in suicide attack in northern Afghanistan
TALUQAN, Afghanistan, May 28, 2011 (Xinhua)--
Seven people including two senior police officers and three German soldiers were killed and nine others including provincial governor were injured as a suicide bomber targeted governor's office in northern Afghan province of Takhar's capital Taluqan city on Saturday, an official said.
"It was a suicide bombing in governor's office where a security meeting was underway at 04:30 p.m. local time as a result seven people including police chief of northern region General Mohammad Daud Daud, provincial police chief Shah Jahan Nuri and three German soldiers with the NATO-led troops were killed," spokesman for provincial administration Faizullah Tawhidi told Xinhua.
He added that nine people including provincial governor Abdul Jabbar Taqwa were injured.
Meanwhile, purported Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told media via telephone from unknown location claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up inside governor's office where a security meeting was being held.
Mujahid also insisted that Mohammad Daud and Shah Jahan Nuri were killed in the explosion.
Afghan provincial governor succumbs to injuries
KABUL, May 28, 2011 (Xinhua) --
The governor of northern Afghanistan' s Takhar province died of injuries inflicted in a suicide bomb attack on his office on Saturday.
"Abdul Jabbar Taqwa succumbed to injuries this evening in hospital," Syed Ahmad, a doctor in the provincial capital Taluqan city told Xinhua.
Earlier spokesman for Takhar provincial administration Faizullah Tawhidi confirmed seven people including two senior police officers and three German soldiers with the NATO-led troops were killed and nine people including the provincial governor were wounded as a suicide bomber blew himself up in governor's office.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which left seven people including provincial police chief Shah Jahan Nuri and commander of police in northern Afghanistan General Mohammad Daud Daud dead on the spot.
Nine people were injured, some of them in critical condition, doctor Ahmad asserted.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have intensified attacks since they launched spring offensive from May 1.
Editor: Mu Xuequan
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