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Bomb-rigged motorbike seized in Badghis

Bomb-rigged motorbike seized in Badghis

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Apr 15, 2011 - 14:41

QALA-I-NAW (PANinfo-icon): Afghan intelligence operatives seized explosives, thwarting a possible terrorist bid, in the western province of Badghis, an official said on Friday.

National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) agents found a bomb-rigged motorbike near the Qala-i-Naw River late on Thursday night, the spy agency deputy chief for Badghis said.

Col. Abu Bakar told Pajhwok Afghan News bomb disposal experts from the Spanish Provincial Reconstructioninfo-icon Team defused the 4.5 kilograms of explosives. 

Supporters of a regional Talibaninfo-icon commander, Mullahinfo-icon Ghausuddin, wanted to use the motorcycle for a "terrorist act", the intelligence officer said. No one has been arrested so far in this connection.

Nooruddin, a resident of the area, said the NDS personnel surrounded the neighbourhood at 10pm. They seized the motorbike packed with explosives near a house, he added.

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