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Bomber looking for Janikhel police chief killed

Bomber looking for Janikhel police chief killed

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Apr 05, 2017 - 00:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber, who wanted to assassinate the Janikhel district police chief in southeastern Paktika province, was killed by intelligence operatives, the spy service said on Tuesday.

A statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) said the would-be attacker, Yasin son of Mohammad Naeem, was to attack the police official in Sharana, the provincial capital.

But he was identified and killed before reaching his target. The NDS statement claimed the attack was designed and directed by Mullahinfo-icon Kaso, a commander of the Haqqani Networkinfo-icon.

Earlier in the day, police in Kabul claimed preventing a car suicide bombing by arresting a would-be suicide bomber.

In northern Kunduz province police detained a suspected terrorist in Aliabad district. Kunduz police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed identified the detainee as Amanuddin alias Bilal.

He said Bilal was a member of Maulviinfo-icon Haqqani’s faction of the Talibaninfo-icon in Chardara district of the province. Mualvi Haqqani is a Taliban commander.

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