Suicide bombing thwarted in Paktika’s Urgon town
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Police and intelligence officials foiled a possible suicide bombing in Urgon district of southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday, an official said.
Police chief Khalilullah Ziae told Pajhwok Afghan News security officials captured a suicide bomber in a car at around 10:00am in the main bazaar of the district centre.
A suicide vest was also recovered from the alleged bomber who was being interrogated by police, he said.
Sharif Khan, a resident of the locality, said police arrested a suicide bomber with a car in the district before noon.
Around 200 people were killed and wounded in a suicide bombing in Urgon last year in the month of Ramadan.
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