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Motorcycle Bombers Die In Thwarted Afghan Attack

Afghan officials in the western province of Herat say a suicide bomber and his accomplice were killed when their explosives detonated in a botched attack.

Nesar Ahmad Popal, governor of Herat's Guzara district, told RFE/RL that the bomber and his accomplice were riding on a motorcycle toward the district government headquarters on January 19 when security guards fired at them and their bomb exploded.

No other injuries or deaths were reported as a result of the attack.

No group immediately claimed responsibility.

The incident comes days after Taliban militants stormed the headquarters of Afghanistan's intelligence headquarters in Kabul, killing one and wounded 17 others -- mostly civilians.

With additional reporting by AFP