Would-be suicide bomber detained
The individual was detained with the cooperation of local residents and a suicide jacket recovered from him, a statement from the spy service said.
Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the bomber’s capture and said the detainee was under investigation. However, he did not provide further details.
Separately, 30 rebels in eastern Nangarhar, Kunar and northern Balkh provinces have joined the government-initiated reconciliation process.
The insurgents turned in their weapons to security officials and pledged to work for promoting reconciliation and reconstruction of their country.
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