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Deadly suicide bombing plot thwarted in Kabul

By Ghanizada - Tue Mar 27 2012, 11:20 am

According to Afghan security officials, several suspected individuals were arrested in capital Kabul for plotting suicide bomb attacks.

The officials further added, a group of suspects were detained along with 11 suicide bombing vests at the ministry of defense of Afghanistan.

The individuals were detained from related compounds of the Afghan defense ministry and a number of the suspects are Afghan army members, the officials added.

The officials did not disclose further information regarding the main targets of the bombing plot however it seems the suspects were looking to target Afghan defense ministry since they were arrested along with the explosives from the defense ministry related compounds.

The presence of Afghan army individuals among the suspects once again raises concerns over infiltration of militants among the Afghan security forces.

This comes as at least 3 NATO service members were shot dead by Afghan security forces at southern and easter regions of the country on Monday.

At least 2 NATO troops were shot dead by an Afghan army officer at southern Helmand province while another NATO soldier was shot dead in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan local police officer.

According to Afghan officials, the assailant was an Afghan army officer and shot dead two NATO soldiers following a verbal conflict with the NATO soldiers.

The assailant Afghan army soldier was killed in the cross fire.

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