Afghan forces foil suicide attack in Paktika province

A suicide attack was foiled by Afghan security forces in Sharana city, the capital of the country`s southeastern Paktika province.Local security officials said that a would-be suicide bomber was arrested before he could detonate his suicide attack vest.

ANI| Updated: Dec 01, 2016, 00:05 AM IST

Kabul [Afghanistan]: A suicide attack was foiled by Afghan security forces in Sharana city, the capital of the country`s southeastern Paktika province.Local security officials said that a would-be suicide bomber was arrested before he could detonate his suicide attack vest.

The Khaama Press quoted provincial Police Chief Khalilullah Ziayi, as saying that would-be suicide bomber was identified as the resident of the same province and was believed to be around 18-year-old. 

Ziayi said that an investigation is underway.

There has been no comment by the anti-government armed militant on the report so far.