Monday, September 10 1:32 AM SGT
Masood wounded by booby-trapped video camera: Afghan diplomat
MOSCOW, Sept 9 (AFP) -
Afghan opposition commander Ahmad Shah Masood was wounded Sunday in northern Afghanistan when a bomb concealed in a video camera went off while he was being interviewed by a group of journalists, a source at the Afghan embassy in Dushanbe told AFP.
The incident, which happened at his heavily-guarded residence in Khwaja Bahauddin, killed an official from Masood's opposition forces and wounded Masood in the leg, the source added.
Earlier, Interfax reported, also citing an Afghan embassy source in the Tajik capital, that Masood had been wounded when his vehicle was hit by an explosion near the frontline.
Leader of Afghan Northern Alliance Masud wounded
DUSHANBE. Sept 9 (Interfax) - Leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance Ahmad Shah Masud was wounded as his automobile was blasted near the Afghan village of Hodja Bahautdin in the Takhar province on Sunday afternoon.
Masud "was been wounded and is alive, but one of his bodyguards was killed," a source with the Afghan Embassy in Dushanbe has told Interfax.
The explosion took place near the frontline lying along the Kokcha river.
Russian military sources in Tajikistan have confirmed the information about Masud's wounding.