Authorities in Afghanistan have arrested five people who they say were planning to carry out suicide attacks in the capital of Kabul.
Zemeri Bashari, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the people arrested had suicide vests packed with explosives and additional explosives in an SUV. He said they were affiliated with the Haqqani network, a militant group with ties to the Taliban.
The people were driving from Logar province in a "high-profile Lexus vehicle" and counter-terrorism police arrested them in the village of Banhi Sar before they reached the interior of Kabul,
Bashari said police helped avoid "a bloody attack."