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Bomber plotting to kill Gen. Raziq arrested

Bomber plotting to kill Gen. Raziq arrested

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Apr 20, 2015 - 17:50

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) on Monday claimed arresting a suicide bomber who was planning to attack Gen. Abdul Raziq, police chief of southern Kandahar province.

Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide bomber Hilal alias Mohammad Ullah was the resident of Balkh province.

The bomber was trained and sent from Quetta to target Kandahar police chief.  The attacker was tasked by Haji Lala, a notorious Talibaninfo-icon commander, based in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan province in Pakistaninfo-icon.

Khpalwak said the detained person confessed he was planning to attack General Raziq.

Widely regarded as an efficient police officer, Gen. Raziq earlier survived several suicide attacks.

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