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Afghan intel chief survives suicide attack

December 07, 2012 16:34 IST

Afghan intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid has reportedly been wounded in a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul.

According to interior ministry officials, the National Directorate of Security chief was injured in his lower body by the blast.

The Taliban said the attacker had posed as a peace messenger, the BBC reports.

It is unclear how the Taliban managed to get so close to one of the top targets in the country, the report said.

The bombing took place in one of many guesthouses used by Khalid, who has been using as many as 20 different houses in Kabul to reduce the risk of attack, it added.

The report quoted an intelligence official, as saying that Khalid was 'safe'.

The official, however, did not elaborate on his condition.


Source: ANI