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Police thwart militants bid to detonate a large oil tanker in Kabul

KABUL (KHAAMA PRESS): The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces thwarted militants bid to detonate a large oil tanker in Kabul city, the Kabul Security Commandment said.

According to a statement released by Kabul Police Commandment, the police discovered and defused a magnetic bomb planted in an oil tanker in the vicinity of the 9th police district of the city.

The statement further added that the oil tanker was carrying 30 tons of fuel and the militants were looking to detonate it using the magnetic bomb with an aim to inflict massive casualties and losses on ordinary civilians of Kabul.

However, the Security Commandment said the explosives were defused by the Explosives Ordnance Disposal team of the police forces before the militants manage to execute their plan.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

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