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Afghan Police Stop Truck Filled With Explosives, Foil Kabul Attack

  • Associated Press

A local reporter films the explosives seized by National Directorate of Security in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 15, 2017. Afghan police said they foiled a major bombing in the capital after arresting a suspect whose truck was loaded with explosives.

Afghan police say they have foiled a major bombing in the capital after arresting a suspect whose truck was loaded with explosives.

Mohamed Salem Almas, the head of criminal investigations in the Kabul police, told a press conference Sunday that the truck carried more than 2,700 kilograms (3 tons) of explosives. He says police ordered the suspect to stop and then shot and wounded him when he tried to escape.

Almas says the Taliban-linked Haqqani network was behind the attack, which was to be carried out in a crowded part of the city.

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