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Suicide attacker shot dead in Kabul

Suicide attacker shot dead in Kabul

Jan 14, 2014 - 20:07

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A suicide bomber was shot dead by security forces before he could approach a tribal elder in the jurisdiction of sixth police district of the capital Kabul on Tuesday, an official said.

The incident took place in the evening and the target of the suicide bomber was Mohammad Alam, a former jihadiinfo-icon commander hailing from Baghlan province, said Najibullah Danish, deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Interior.

He said the attacker was identified and shot dead by security forces before he could reach his target.

A security official said a son of the influential elder was injured in the incident. The suicide vest did not explode as security forces fired at the attacker, who was on foot.

The Talibaninfo-icon have so far said nothing about the incident that took place in front of Alam's residence.


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