Capt. Habibullah, the engineering team head at the police headquarter, was killed when the bomb he was defusing went off, said the 3rd police district head, Lt. Col. Saleh Mohammad.
He added they were informed by local police regarding the bomb planted in the Zarkharid area of Kunduz City, the provincial capital. The bomb exploded as Habibullah and his team were trying to defuse it.
The police officer's body was blown to bits in the explosion. Driver Nisar Ahmad said the explosion had left a crater in the road.