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7 bomb planters arrested in Khost

7 bomb planters arrested in Khost

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Mar 22, 2011 - 14:56

KHOST CITY (PANinfo-icon): Seven men suspected of planting bombs ahead of the new year Nawruz celebration were arrested in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Tuesday.

Five of the suspects were arrested in the provincial capital, Khost City, where they were trying to plant the bombs in areas where the people would mark the first day of the new Afghan year, on Monday, police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The other two were arrested allegedly while planting bombs in Sheikh Amir area of Gurbuz district, he said. The celebration of the new Afghan year was marked without any security incidents, he said.

One intelligence operative was wounded when his vehicle hit a bomb in Gurbuz district on Monday.

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