Man Allegedly Confesses to Plot Against Afghan President - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/23/02

Man Allegedly Confesses to Plot Against Afghan President

Afghan intelligence agents have reportedly arrested a man who allegedly plotted to kill Afghanistan's president and the country's defense minister. A security official says the man -- an Iraqi Kurd -- has confessed to targeting President Hamid Karzai and the minster of defense.

The official says the 22 year-old man said he wanted to kill Karzai as his motorcade returned from the airport following a recent trip to New York. However, the man says he crossed into Afghanistan from Pakistan too late, and changed his target to the defense minister.

The man was arrested on Friday in Kabul. Officials say he was casing the street in front of the minister's house and had followed the man's movements around the city.

Officials aren't sure if the man is working with al-Qaida, but they say they have proof he's linked to several Taliban leaders hiding in Pakistan. Karzai was the target of an assassination attempt in September.

Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

    Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:48:03 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 6:27 AM EDT2017-09-24 10:27:15 GMT
    Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million...
    Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
  • Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

    Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:21 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 6:27 AM EDT2017-09-24 10:27:03 GMT

    McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort.

    McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort.

  • Right-wing firebrand plans to hold rally at UC Berkeley

    Right-wing firebrand plans to hold rally at UC Berkeley

    Saturday, September 23 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-09-23 20:56:48 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 5:28 AM EDT2017-09-24 09:28:12 GMT

    Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he plans to hold a rally at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group who planned a week of events with him pulled out.

    Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he plans to hold a rally at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group who planned a week of events with him pulled out.

Powered by Frankly