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2 civilians among 7 dead in Kunduz violence

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Two civilians, as many policemen and three militants have been killed during separate security incidents in northeastern Kunduz province, officials said on Thursday.

Amanuddin Quraishi, the Imam Sahib district chief, said two policemen were killed in a roadside bombing while they were patrolling in Pul Arbab Khalil area of the district this morning.

He said two civilians passerby were also killed in the blast. In another incident, Quraishi said three bomb planters were killed when the bomb they were planting in Aqi Bai area went-off on Wednesday.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed two policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz. Separately, a man who sexually abused a 10 years old boy was arrested by police in Kunduz.

Provincial police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said the man on Wednesday took the boy to a house and abused him.

The victim boy was stated to be in critical condition and was shifted to Kunduz zonal hospital for treatment, he added. (PAN)