facebook
twitter
search
search

Suicide bombers foiled in Kabul

Nov. 23, 2012 at 2:44 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Two suspected suicide bombers were arrested in Kabul, Afghanistan, foiling a suicide bombing attempt, an Afghan government spokesman said.

The pair was arrested Thursday night in possession of vests filled with explosives, Afghan interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said.

The suspects' intent was to explode the bombs during Saturday's observance of Ashura, Khaama Press reported. Ashura is an annual day of fasting and mourning by Shiite Muslims.

Eighty people were killed or injured last year in a suicide bomb blast in a Kabul shrine last year. A Pakistani militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, Khaama Press said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea blasts arrival of U.S. submarine in South Korean port
U.S. lottery lowers portion of cash allocated to jackpot prize
F-16, Cessna planes collide midair in South Carolina, killing two
Colorado court to hear baker's appeal over gay wedding cake
Dylan Roof indicted on nine murder charges