Kabul: The Afghan President`s office says a man
accused of plotting to kill President Hamid Karzai was not one
of his personal bodyguards, as intelligence officials had
Karzai`s office said today the suspect was a member of the
palace protection unit but that he was assigned to an outer
gate of the presidential complex and had no access to the
heavily secured palace.
Afghan intelligence officials announced Wednesday that
they had broken up a cell that was planning to assassinate
Karzai. They had said that a palace bodyguard from Karzai`s
hometown of Karz was among six people they arrested.
The others included a Kabul University professor and three
college students. The officials said all had ties to militant