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Suspected terrorist killed in Afghanistan
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14:53, December 17, 2007

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A suspected terrorist was killed by Afghan troops for ignoring a signal to stop while approaching the airport in the capital city Kabul on Monday, the interior and defense ministries said.

"A suspicious man attempted to enter Kabul International Airport Monday morning when the security personnel ordered him to stop but he continued approaching toward the airport. The troops opened fire and killed him on the spot," Afghan interior ministry said in a press release.

The ministry offered no more details, but added that the investigation in under way.

Afghan defense ministry in a press release on the same incident said that the troops after shooting dead the "suspected terrorist" searched the man's body and found no explosive device or weapon.

Over 1,200 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan's various violent incidents since the beginning of this year, according to a United Nations figure released in Mid-October.


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