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Afghan vice-president was one of targets in Kabul attacks

One of President Hamid Karzai's two deputies, Mohammad Karim Khalili, was a target of coordinated suicide attacks that hit Kabul on Sunday, an intelligence official said.

world Updated: Apr 15, 2012 19:50 IST
AFP

One of President Hamid Karzai's two deputies, Mohammad Karim Khalili, was a target of coordinated suicide attacks that hit Kabul on Sunday, an intelligence official said.

Lutfullah Mashal, a spokesman for the Directorate of National Secruity (NDS), said the group tasked with attacking Khalili's home in west Kabul was captured before reaching their target.

"Two of them were (would-be) suicide bombers and another armed individual were captured. They were intending attacking the home of Mr Khalili. They were armed with suicide vests, guns and other explosives," Mashal told AFP.

First Published: Apr 15, 2012 19:49 IST