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Major explosion prevented in Kandahar

Major explosion prevented in Kandahar

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May 26, 2013 - 17:30

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): An explosives-packed tractor was confiscated after its driver was shot dead by security forces in southern Kandahar province, an official said.

Governor spokesman Javid Faisal told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb-rigged tractor was seized in Daman district on Saturday night based on intelligence information.

He said the seizure had prevented a huge suicide attack. The tractor's driver, believed to be a suicide attacker, was shot dead after he ignored signals from security men to stop, Faisal said, but did not identify the slain driver.

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