5 held in Kandahar bombing

Staff Report

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan police have apprehended five suspects in connection with the Tuesday (January 10) bombing that killed at least 11 people in Kandahar, including a provincial deputy governor and five United Arab Emirates (UAE) diplomats, Pajhwok Afghan News reported Wednesday (January 11).

Police had received an intelligence report of a plot to attack Governor House, but the militants might have used on-going construction to conceal their planting of explosives, provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq told reporters.

The UAE ambassador and Kandahar Governor Humayun Azizi were injured, Raziq added.

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