Suicide attack on Afghan army centre kills over 30

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 10:27 AM
Suicide attack on Afghan army centre kills over 30

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide attack on an army recruitment center in North Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Monday killed 37 people and wounded nearly 40 others, Deputy Provincial Governor Hamdullah Danishi told Reuters.

A Reuters witness heard gunfire in the area after the attack. Violence is spreading fast in the once peaceful North, with Kunduz a particular focus for insurgents.

The Kunduz police chief was killed by a suicide bomber while out on patrol in the city last week, and the previous governor of Kunduz was killed in an attack last October on a mosque where he was worshipping.

(Reporting by Fraidoon Elham and Hamid Shalizi, writing by Emma Graham-Harrison)