Afghanistan's biggest-ever truck bomb defused in Kabul: spy agency




 
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Afghanistan's biggest-ever truck bomb defused in Kabul: spy agency
 
March 15th, 2013  
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Afghanistan's biggest-ever truck bomb defused in Kabul: spy agency
By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Security forces in the Afghan capital have defused a truck bomb packed with nearly eight tonnes of explosives, the biggest of its kind discovered in the country, the spy agency said on Friday amid heightened security. Intelligence forces discovered the explosives in eastern Kabul, wired and ready for detonation, security officials said. Five al-Qaeda linked Haqqani network insurgents were killed in a resulting firefight. "This truck bomb could have destroyed an area around 1.5 km (in radius). ...




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