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Afghan forces foil suicide attack in Paktika province

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

A suicide attack was foiled by 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-armed militant on the report so far.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 18:00 IST