October 21, 2014

Pakistani suicide bomber arrested in Ghazni province

By Sajad - Fri Aug 24 2012, 1:36 pm

Local authorities in eastern Ghazni province announced the suicide bomber who wanted to assassinate former provincial governor for Ghazni province Faizaullah Faizan was from Pakistan.

Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi speaking during a press conference on Friday said, based on the preliminary investigations the assailant suicide bomber had entered Jalalabad city from Pakistan around 20 days ago and later came to eastern Ghazni city.

Mr. Ahmadi further added the suicide bomber was looking to carry out attacks on local tribal elders and governmental organizations in this province.

The detained suicide bomber carried out an attack on former provincial governor of Ghazni province early Friday morning and was arrested by Afghan security forces.

Faizaullah Faizan former provincial governor was injured following the attack and was taken to coalition forces hospital for treatment purposes.

Provincial NDS chief Syed Amirshah Sadat said the health condition of Faizullah Faizan was satisfactory.

Deputy provincial governor of Ghazni province Mr. Ahmadi said the detained suicide bomber was recognized as Matin Akbar and is a Pakistani national.

He said the Pakistani suicide bomber Matin Akbar was being looked after by Afghan intelligence forces when he came to Jalalabad city from Pakistan around 20 days back.

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