5 would-be suicide bombers dead in own explosion
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Police in western Badghis province on Thursday said five suicide bombers were killed when one of their suicide vests went-off close to Qala-i-Naw, the provincial capital.
Col. Mohammad Qayyum, director of National Directorate of Security (NDS), told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place at around 3:00pm in the Band Mangan locality.
The vest of one of the suicide bombers detonated prematurely, resulting in the killing of four others, he added.
The bombers were heading to the provincial capital from Bala Murghab district, the official said, adding they wanted to stage attack in crowded places at Qala-i-Naw.
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