Afghan governor killed in Taliban bomb blast
Published 09/10/2010 | 05:00
An Afghan governor and key NATO ally in northern Afghanistan has been killed in a bomb attack on a busy mosque.
Mohammad Omar, governor of the German-garrisoned province of Kunduz, died alongside at least 14 others in the explosion and more than 30 were wounded.
His killing was the most high-profile assassination of an Afghan government official in a year and the first time a provincial governor has been killed since 2008.
Mr Omar had survived three previous attempts on his life as he struggled to govern a province that has slipped from German control.
A Taliban spokesman said the movement was responsible for the attack. (© Daily Telegraph, London)