Herat Police Arrest Three Suspected Attack Plotters
[Tolo News] Three men were placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
Monday as suspects in the planning of an attack on a government gathering in western Herat,
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
local officials said Monday.

Two of the men were while dressed up like girls and armed with non-lethal weapons while they were trying to attack the guards protecting the government officials at a gathering in Herat's Local Governance Department compound, Herat's acting police chief Abdul Hamid Hamidi said.

Another person was riding a cycle of violence carrying the fey attackers.

"Two people named Farid and Sayed Omid were riding a cycle of violence driven by Abdul Ghafoor and were trying to enter the Hall equipped with non-lethal weapons and anesthesia materials," Hamidi said.

facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
some officials believe that the women-clothed detainees were trying to deceive teenagers and there was no real proof that they intended to attack the government gathering.

This comes on the same day that a motorbike kaboom near a border police check point in Herat's Islam Qala district injured three people including a doctor and an Iranian official.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-21