Afghan intelligence agency says it foiled attempt to kill vice-president

March 21, 2015 5:04 PM

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Afghan intelligence agency says it foiled attempt to kill vice-president

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Saturday it had foiled an attempt to assassinate Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum in the northerly Jawzjan province.

The assassination was to have been carried out by a suicide bomber who had hidden a bomb on the back of his horse as he attended a game of buzkashi, a national sport.

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