Organizer of suicide attack on Afghan military hospital arrested: official

09:03, May 24, 2011      

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An Afghan soldier escorts one of the suspects believed to be responsible for a suicide attack on a military hospital, during a press conference in Kabul May 23, 2011. Afghan security forces detained the main organizer of a suicide attack against military hospital in the capital city Kabul Saturday that left six people dead, spokesman for National Directorate of Security (NDS) Latfullah Mashal said on Monday. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Afghan security forces detained the main organizer of a suicide attack against military hospital in the capital city Kabul Saturday that left six people dead, spokesman for National Directorate of Security (NDS) Latfullah Mashal said on Monday.

"A member of Taliban outfit named Noor Agha who is the main organizer of the suicide bombing inside Sardar Mohammad Daud Military Hospital along with four others including an army service member named Haqmal have been arrested," Mashal told reporters in a press conference.

According to Mashal the army soldier Haqmal who joined Afghan National Army eight months ago had helped facilitate the bomber to wear army uniform and take a suicide vest inside the hospital.

The bomber blew himself up inside a giant tent within the hospital where military medical students were having their launch. The blast killed six people and injured 23 students on Saturday.

Mashal also said NDS personnel had detained two suicide bombers including a teenage bomber over the past week besides arresting three other terrorists in the courtney's northeastern Badakhshan province.

All the arrested men are loyal to Taliban militants, he contended. However, Taliban outfit has yet to make comments.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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