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Suicide bomber detained in Paktia

Suicide bomber detained in Paktia

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Aug 14, 2013 - 19:53

GARDEZ (PANinfo-icon): A would-be car suicide bomber has been arrested in southeastern Paktika province before he could reach his target, police said on Wednesday.

Police detained the bomber in Gardez, the provincial capital, said Lt. Gen. Zalmai Oryakhel, the provincial police chief.

He indentified the detainee as Gulab Jan, a resident of southern Ghazni province, saying he intended to carry out the attack in Gardez.

Gulab Jan was shown to reporters, saying he had been in Pakistaninfo-icon for the past two years studying religion.

He was trained and tasked with a suicide attack in Afghanistaninfo-icon by the Haqqani networkinfo-icon in the Waziristan region.

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