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A suicide attack was foiled by Afghan security forces in Sharana city, the capital of the country's southeastern Paktika province.
Local security officials said that a would-be suicide bomber was arrested before he could detonate his suicide attack vest.
The Khaama Press quoted provincial Police Chief Khalilullah Ziayi, as saying that would-be suicide bomber was identified as the resident of the same province and was believed to be around 18-year-old.
Ziayi said that an investigation is underway.
There has been no comment by the anti-government armed militant on the report so far.
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