Afghan forces foil suicide attack in South
Following a suicide attack in Afghanistan in which two suicide bombers killed two policemen and wounded 9 officers and 8 civilians at a police station, elsewhere Afghan authorities were able to foil an attempted suicide bombing.
Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) foiled a suicide bombing attempt Sunday evening as they shotdown a suicide bomber in front of the ANSF compound in southern Afghanistan's Zabul province, an official said on Monday.
Ghulab Shah Alikhil, deputy provincial governor of Zabul, told Xinhua that one suicide bomber attempted to enter the ANSF compound when one guard stopped him and gave a warning shoot.
"The guard shot a second bullet after the attacker ignored the warning and kept going forward," Alikhil said. "The second bullet hit the head of attacker and killed him."
ANSF checked the dead body and found around 10 kg explosive material was strapped to it, he said.
However, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, the purported Taliban spokesman, told a completely different story to Xinhua on the suicide attack via phone from an unknown hideout, saying one Taliban fighter fromQalat city, capital of Zabul, carried out the assault successfully,killing 10 ANSF soldiers.