Suicide attacker shot dead in Kabul
The incident took place in the evening and the target of the suicide bomber was Mohammad Alam, a former jihadi commander hailing from Baghlan province, said Najibullah Danish, deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Interior.
He said the attacker was identified and shot dead by security forces before he could reach his target.
A security official said a son of the influential elder was injured in the incident. The suicide vest did not explode as security forces fired at the attacker, who was on foot.
The Taliban have so far said nothing about the incident that took place in front of Alam's residence.
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