|Taliban attack against the Afghan Loya Jirga|
|Written by Rahim Aria|
|Tuesday, 15 November 2011|
Three suicide would be suicide bombers attacked the heavily guarded Loya Jirga tent in Kabul but one of the attackers was killed and two others were detained by the Afghan security forces before they reached to their targets, police said in Kabul.
The attack comes at the time that the Government of Afghanistan will hold the traditional Loya Jirga (big gathering) of Afghans on Wednesday to collect the votes and thoughts of Afghans about the US-AF strategic pact, permanent bases of US in Afghanistan beyond 2014 and also the efforts for peace talks with the Taliban side.
Nearly 2,000 tribal elders, religious scholars, officials of the Afghan government, members of the Afghan parliament and experts would attend the Loya Jirga.Kabul police said the bomber hid explosives in a bag and he wanted to enter the tent but Afghan police identified the bomber and shot him dead. Police said no one from civilians or security personnel was hurt in the attack.
Ahead of the Loya Jirga gathering in Kabul, the Afghan government deployed thousands of Afghan police and army troops to the city so they can tighten the security of the city and thwart any possible threat of the Taliban rebels who promised to disrupt the gathering.
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