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Afghan policemen outside the International Relief and Development office after it was attacked by would-be suicide bombers in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, 17 Mar 2010
Afghan police shot dead 5 would-be suicide bombers
KABUL, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Police in Paktika province east of Afghanistan shot dead five would-be suicide bombers Monday morning, the Interior Ministry said in a press release.
"Five suicide bombers equipped with small arms entered Barmal district this morning to blew themselves up in different parts of the bazaar of the district, were identified by police and gunned down," the press release added.
The terrorists had failed to explode themselves due to rapid action by police and all of them were killed without causing any harm to civilians, the press release asserted.
However, it confirmed that one police constable sustained injuries during fire exchange.
Militants who targeted police department in Barmal district last week and carried out multiple attacks in the neighboring Khost province weeks ago, have yet to make comment.
2 Would-be Suicide Bombers Killed in Afghanistan
17 March 2010
An Afghan official says security forces killed two would-be suicide bombers in southern Helmand province Wednesday.
Provincial spokesman Dawood Ahmadi says the attackers tried to blow up a compound in Helmand's capital of Lashkar Gah used by a U.S.-based charity called International Relief and Development.
Guards killed the attackers before they could blow themselves up, but it was not immediately clear if anyone else was killed or wounded.
KABUL, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Two suicide bombers infiltrated Zabul 's provincial capital Qalat in south Afghanistan Monday morning and wounded one police constable while one attacker was killed, Deputy to provincial police chief Ghulam Jilani Khan Farahi said.
"Two suicide bombers were attempting to enter police headquarters this morning but police identified and opened fire killing one and forced the other to flee," Farahi told Xinhua.
One police constable was injured during the fire exchange, he added.
He also added that a search operation for spotting the remaining suicide bomber is continuing.
In: Afghanistan, News, Middle East
Tags: afghanistan, taliban, suicide, bomb, police
Location: Kabul, Kabol, Afghanistan (load item map)
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