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Suicide bomber shot dead before reaching target

Suicide bomber shot dead before reaching target

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Feb 03, 2018 - 14:13

QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber, who injured three security personnel, was killed in northwestern Badghis province on Saturday, an official said.

Police spokesman Ehsanullah Sarwari told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the main bazaar of Qala-i-Naw, the provincial capital at 12 noon.

He said the attacker attempted to detonate his suicide vest in the third army brigade headquarters but could not reach his target and lobbed a hand grenade at the security personnel. Three security personnel were wounded in the explosion.

The assailant was shot dead by police. His body is still lying at the site.

sa/mud

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