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6 suicide bombers arrested in eastern Paktika province

By Sajad - Tue Dec 11 2012, 8:25 pm

According to local authorities in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Afghan security forces arrested 6 suicide bomber in Jani Khel district before they manage to attack their targets in this province.

Provincial security chief Dawlat Khan Zadran confirming the report said the arrested suicide bombers aged between 16 to 20 years old.

Mr. Zadran further added at least 3 of the suicide bombers are Pakistani citizens while the nationality of the other three are unknown.

He said the 6 suicide bombers were looking to attack government infrastructures in this province and were arrested by Afghan police forces.

In the meantime Afghan defense officials on Tuesday announced attacked Afgahn security forces Barg-e-Matal district.

Afghan defense ministry following a statement said the clashes between Afghan security forces and militants continued for several hours and ended late Monday evening.

The militants carried out coordinated attacks from 4 different angles and according to reports several militants were killed or injured during the clashes.

Afghan defense officials said the security situation is currently normal in Barg-e-Matal district.

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