A provincial governor in southern Afghanistan said Sunday that police have arrested three suspected Taliban fighters who allegedly planned to kill him by blowing up his vehicle. Police seized four explosive devices that the men on Saturday were trying to plant on a road close to the official governor’s residence in Uruzgan province, said Haji Jan Mohammed. “There is no doubt that they wanted to kill me,” Mohammed told The Associated Press from Kandahar, the stronghold of former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. The suspects — Maulvi Noman, Shah Moahmemd and Mullah Abdul Ghafoor — were arrested Saturday in Tareen Kot, Uruzgan’s capital, about 115 miles north of Kandahar, Mohammed said. Full Story
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