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Policeman detained over poisoning plot

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Policeman detained over poisoning plot

Oct 25, 2013 - 13:00

SHARAN (PANinfo-icon): A member of the border police force has been detained with toxic substances he allegedly planned to use to poison his colleagues in the southeastern province of Paktika, an official said on Friday.

Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Dawlat Khan Zadran told Pajhwok Afghan News the suspect, who wanted to poison food for policemen had been arrested at a checkpoint in Tarwa district.

Dozens of policemen would have been poisoned if the detainee had succeeded in his plan, Zadran said, adding the man hailing from Tarwa was currently under investigation.

Elsewhere in the restive province near the Pakistaninfo-icon border, a policeman was killed in a bomb blast in Barmal district, Gen. Zadran said. But the Talibaninfo-icon put the number of fatalities at two.


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