Blood is seen on the leg of an Afghan policeman after a suicide bomb attack near a building used by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kandahar October 31, 2011. Three Afghans including a police officer were killed in a suicide attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar early on Monday, the interior ministry said, two days after a deadly bombing in the capital. REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)The Afghan security forces foiled coordinated suicide attacks in western Nimroz province of Afghanistan, after three suicide bombers were shot dead on Tuesday afternoon.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said, the suicide bombers were looking to target the government compound in Chahar Burjak district around 3:50 pm local time.

The statement further added that the suspected suicide bombers were recognized by Afghan security forces, and only one of them managed to detonate his explosives near the Afghan intelligence compound in Chahar Burjak district, while the three others were shot dead.

Interior ministry in its statement said, two of the suicide bombers were shot dead in Chahar Burjak district market and the third bomber was shot dead near the district’s mosque by security forces.

The interior ministry confirmed that Afghan national security forces and civilians did not suffer any casualties following the incident.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.