Police: Afghan forces kill five would-be suicide bombers

Story highlights

  • Five insurgents die in a shootout with Afghan intelligence forces, police say
  • Afghan forces also capture one, but others escaped
  • Intelligence officers seize suicide vests and a vehicle packed with explosives
Afghan intelligence forces killed five would-be suicide bombers in a gun battle that ensued during a predawn raid Thursday in Kabul, police chief Ayoub Salangi said.
Officers from the Afghan National Directorate of Security, the country's intelligence agency, also captured one terrorist, but others escaped, according to Salangi.
Authorities also seized suicide vests and a vehicle packed with explosives.
In a separate operation Thursday, Kabul police captured three insurgents, who had planted roadside bombs. Authorities later disposed of the explosive devices by detonating them.