Three arrested in connection with Karzai assassination attempt

Afghan authorities Friday were holding three suspected Taliban members allegedly involved in an assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai. The attack took place Thursday when a rocket was fired at Karzai's helicopter during a campaign trip for the upcoming election, but no one was injured.

The three suspects, all between 20 and 23 years old, were caught after fleeing by motorcycle. Authorities believed the men were members of the Taliban, which has vowed to disrupt the Oct. 9 presidential election. The Guardian has more on the elections. Reuters has more on the arrests.

 

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