March 17th, 2010
08:12 AM ET

Attackers, dressed as women, killed by police

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two would-be suicide attackers, dressed as women, stormed a relief agency in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday and were killed by police before they could detonate their explosives.

The attempted attack occurred at an office of the International Relief and Development in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, the Interior Ministry said.

The attackers entered the building, started shooting at security guards and were fatally shot. They were wearing burqas - Islamic clothing that covers women from head to toe.

One member of the relief agency was injured, said Dawoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for Helmand province's governor.

 - Journalist Mati Matiullah contributed to this report.


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