Taliban claim assassination bid on Afghan spy chief

Agence France-Presse
The Taliban says a number of intelligence officials were wounded in the suicide attack

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for an assassination attempt on Afghanistan’s spy chief, saying a number of intelligence officials were wounded in the suicide attack.

“As a result of a suicide attack carried out by hero mujahedeen Hafiz Mohammad inside a guest house, a large number of intelligence officials were injured.

“Intelligence chief Assadullah Khalid was the primary target and according to our information is in a coma,” Taliban spokesman Zabihulla Mujahid said in an email to AFP. – Agence-France Presse

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