16 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-046

ISAF thwarts suicide bomb attack

KABUL, Afghanistan – Today, an Afghan security guard prevented a vehicle borne suicide bomb attack at an ISAF base in Kabul.

As a civilian vehicle approached the gate of the ISAF camp, the security guard noticed the driver acting suspiciously. Believing there to be an imminent threat, the guard called for assistance and detained the driver.

The area was immediately cordoned off by ISAF troops and Kabul City Police.
An ISAF bomb disposal team was sent to secure the site and detonated the vehicle as part of a controlled explosion.

A post incident assessment confirmed that the vehicle contained a large amount of explosives.

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