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2 would-be suicide bombers arrested

2 would-be suicide bombers arrested

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Aug 28, 2011 - 12:39

TAKHAR: Two would-be suicide attackers were detained in the Namak Ab district of northern Takhar province, officials said on Saturday.

The bombers were detained along with two suicide vests, a pistol, an AK-47 Kalashnikov, a Kalakov, four hand grenades and a corolla car in the past 24 hours, Breg. Gen. Khair Mohammad, provincial police chief, told a press conference Afghan News. 

Initial interrogations suggest the detainees intended to launch attacks on the governor’s compound, office of the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) and journalists in the province, Timor said.The police chief said the bombers were trained in Pakistaninfo-icon.

Elsewhere in the province, a Talibaninfo-icon commander, named Abdul Matin also known as Salem, was arrested in Dashte Qala district, the police chief said. 

The latest arrests came a day after two suspected rebels were detained along with a van and 18 jerry cans of explosives in the vicinity of the city.

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