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7 killed in raid on Karzai attackers: spy chief

Afghan security forces kill two rebels involved in an attack on President Hamid Karzai, while a woman and a child and three agents also died.

world Updated: Apr 30, 2008 16:46 IST

Afghan security forces on Wednesday killed two rebels involved in an attack on President Hamid Karzai, while a woman and a child and three agents also died, the country's spy chief said.

Two "terrorists were killed in an operation on a very sophisticated terrorist cell in Kabul. Unfortunately three heroes (agents) were also martyred," spy chief Amrullah Saleh told reporters.

A Taliban spokesman earlier said the two militants were involved in the weekend attack on a military parade attended by Karzai in which three people died. Karzai was unhurt.

Saleh said a women "who was not an Afghan and had came to carry out a suicide attack" and a child were also killed in the raid in a poor neighborhood in the west of the city.