Suicide attempt on public rep foiled
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A suicide attacker was shot dead before he could reach his target in the Khwaja Sabzposh district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.
The bomber on a motorbike was heading closer to target Rahmatullah Turkistani, a key member of Junbish-i-Millie Party and provincial council head on Sunday evening. Turkistani said would-be bomber was shot dead by his security guards 20 metres from his car.
He said the attacker’s body, his explosive vest and a pressure cooker full of explosives were still lying at the site.
Lt. Col. Ezatullah Sangarmal, the district police chief, said they received information that Eng. Qudratullah, who was trained in Pakistan, had plans to carry out attack on Faryab provincial council head.
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