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Suicide Bombing Suspect Caught on Camera in Kabul Police Headquarters

© AP Photo / Rahmat GulAfghan Police patrols near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Afghan Police patrols near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 - Sputnik International
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An alleged suicide bomber was caught on film by video surveillance cameras in Kabul's Police headquarters prior to a blast which rocked the building on Sunday, November 9; this was just one of a series of terror attacks conducted against Afghani security forces by Taliban insurgents.

MOSCOW, November 13 (Sputnik), Ekaterina Blinova – Footage of an alleged suicide bomber has been released by Afghanistan TOLO News: a man dressed in a suit was caught on film by video surveillance cameras in Kabul's police office while he walked up the stairs on Sunday, just before the deadly blast.

"Our initial studies indicate that the bomber was transported through a vehicle and he had not passed through the security inspection of the police, otherwise he we would have been detained," General Zaher said, as cited by TOLO News.

The suspected bomber carried explosives beneath his clothes. The video shows him walking calmly up the stairs; another camera caught him walking along the corridor with an armed guard following him. Then the suspect knocked on a door and entered a room. The media source notes that the bomber detonated his explosives on the third floor, "close to the office of Gen. Zaher." The footage of the camera located on the stairway shows the blast, people rushing from the building and a guard carrying a man in a military uniform.

Apparently Kabul Police Chief Zaher Zaher was the target of the suicide bomber; however, the perpetrator murdered Gen. Zaher's chief of staff instead.

Initial suggestions that the attacker was dressed in a military uniform have been recently been rejected due to the video evidence obtained by Kabul's police department.

The blast was just one incident in a string of terror attacks carried out by Taliban insurgents. The detonation was followed by several more bombings on Monday, November 10, in Logar province and in the city of Jalalabad, which claimed the lives of 10 police officers. Experts point out that the number of attacks conducted against the Afghani security forces has increased drastically recently.

"More than 4,600 Afghan soldiers and police have been killed in 2014 alone — more than double all US troops killed in the decade- long war. US officials have described the number of Afghan forces' casualties as ‘not sustainable’," VICE News reported on November 10.

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