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.