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Afghan govt: 4 held in death of intel deputy

Afghan govt: 4 held in death of intel deputy

The Afghan intelligence service says four people have been arrested in connection with a suicide bombing that killed the country's deputy intelligence chief and 22 other people.
The intelligence service said in a statement released Tuesday that all four had confessed to organizing the Sept. 2 bombing, which occurred as Afghan officials were leaving a mosque in Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan.
The bomber approached the crowd on foot and detonated an explosive belt, killing Abdullah Laghmani, who was deputy chief of Afghanistan's National Directorate for Security and a close ally of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Arrested were Abdul Rahman, a Taliban military commander in Laghman, and three members of his insurgent network. The statement did not say when the arrests were made.