Afghan security forces shot dead at least one would-be suicide bomber on Sunday in a high-security area of Kabul, home to government departments and diplomatic missions, police said.
The shooting happened near a construction site that was stormed by Taliban gunmen in April last year. The would-be bomber was armed and wearing an explosive-laden vest when he was shot dead, Kabul police chief General Ayoub Salangi said. There were unconfirmed reports that another attacker had escaped. (Reuters)