Afghan spy chief wounded by underpants bomber
KABUL (AFP) - The suicide bomber who tried to assassinate Afghanistan's spy chief detonated a bomb hidden in his underwear, the intelligence agency said on Friday.
Asadullah Khalid, who heads the National Directorate of Security (NDS), was targeted by a bomber posing as a Taleban peace envoy in a spy agency guesthouse in the upscale Kabul district of Taimani on Thursday.
Mr Khalid was wounded in the attack and is now being treated at a US-run military hospital outside Kabul where he is in a stable condition, security sources have said.
On Friday, the NDS said that he was "recovering" and in a "satisfactory" condition.