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Police officer killed in Afghan suicide attack

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Officials say attacker targets police checkpoint
  • Three children are injured

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A police officer was killed and five others were wounded during a suicide attack in northern Kunduz province in Afghanistan, a local official said.

"The suicide attacker detonated himself in the Chowk area of Kunduz city at 8 in the morning" said Mahbibullah Saidi, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

Hamdullah Danishi, acting governor of the province, confirmed the suicide attack and said that the suicide attacker wanted to target a police checkpoint.

Three children were among those injured, officials said.

CNN's Mati Matiullah contributed to this report.