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Perpetrators of Kandahar, Zabul attacks killed

Perpetrators of Kandahar, Zabul attacks killed

Jun 11, 2013 - 12:14

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): A five-member militant group involved in planning deadly attacks in the Aino Mina area of Kandahar and the capital of Zabul province has been eliminated, officials said on Tuesday.

The Kandahar police chief made the claim a day after six suicide bombers attacked Zabul’s provincial council office. All suicide bombers were killed and 20 people, including two public representatives, wounded.

On May 21, nine people were killed and more than 70 others wounded -- most of them civilians -- in a suicide bombing in the Aino Mina locality of Kandahar City.

Brig. Gen. Abdul Razzaq, the Kandahar police head, told Pajhwok Afghan News some suspect behind the suicide attack in Aino Mina had been detained while others managed to escape.

Police were looking for the suspected attackers, who were arrested on the basis of an intelligence tip-off in Chaghni area between Kandahar and Zabul provinces on Monday, Razzaq said.

The detained were also involved in planning Monday's suicide attack on the provincial council office in Zabul, he said, adding the men were trying to flee to Pakistaninfo-icon, but police caught them.



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