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Truck bomb seized with 17,200 pounds of explosives

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan intelligence service says it has seized a massive truck bomb packed with 17,200 pounds of explosives on the eastern outskirts of Kabul.

Intelligence spokesman Shafiqullha Tahiri said Friday that intelligence agents also killed five suspected suicide bombers and arrested two others during a raid early Wednesday when the truck was seized.

He said all were suspected members of the militant Haqqani network, which is closely allied with the Taliban.

Tahiri said the explosive material was disguised as bags of cement, a trademark method of the Haqqanis, who are known for conducting spectacular attacks.

He said agents also seized several suicide bomb vests, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and hand grenades.

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