Suicide Bomber Shot Dead in Afghanistan


Kabul: The Afghan security forces shot dead a suicide bomber in eastern Nangarhar province before he could carry out an attack. The suicide bomber was shot dead in Kot district earlier on Friday..

The bomber was suspected of targeting the Afghan National Police and Afghan Local Police forces, Provincial Security Chief General Zarawar Zahid quoted a statement issued by the provincial government media office as saying, reports Khaama Press.

Zahid added that the suicide bomber was shot dead after he was identified by the security forces in Janjal Ghhodi area.

However, no militant group has claimed responsibility of the bomber so far. The Taliban militants and insurgents loyal to ISIS terrorist group are actively operating in a number of remote districts of Nangarhar province, and Kot district is one of them, including Achin, where such radical elements have their presence and conduct insurgency activities.