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Security forces kill would-be suicide bomber in Jalalabad

Salaam Times

NANGARHAR -- Security forces killed a potential suicide bomber Friday (June 8) before he was able to detonate his explosives in Nangarhar Province, the provincial government media office said in a statement.

The attacker entered a house in the 4th police district in Jalalabad city, fatally shooting two civilians, the statement said.

He then attacked the neighbouring guesthouse of Fraidoon Momand, a representative from Nangarhar in the Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament), gunning down a police officer before being shot dead.

Security forces have arrested a suspect in connection with the incident, the statement added.

No group immediately claimed responsibility.

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