Kabul: A would-be-suicide bomber was shot dead close to the Indian consulate building in Afghanistan’s Kandahar city Thursday, the police said.

“A man wearing an explosives-laden jacket tried to approach the consulate gateway. The Afghan National Police identified the terrorist and fired at him after he ignored the police warning,” Kandahar’s provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani told Xinhua.

A police bomb disposal team arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting and defused the explosives on the spot, the official said.

Earlier Thursday, three civilians were killed when their vehicle set off an improvised explosive device (IED) in Gereshk district of the neighbouring Helmand province.

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