‘Plan’ for bid on Karzai foiled

Agence France Presse

Kandahar, April 25:

Afghan police have arrested a man who was allegedly preparing to throw a bomb at the passing convoy of President Hamid Karzai, security officials said today. "A suspect was arrested with a bomb this morning in Shekar Tur bazaar, close to a road which was to be used by the presidential convoy a few minutes later," provincial military spokesman Abdul Ali said. "He was hiding behind a house close to the road. He was probably waiting for information from his accomplices on the convoy."