Afghan intelligence breaks up Kabul bombing cell

The Afghan intelligence service has broken up a cell of suicide bombers allegedly responsible for six attacks in Kabul that killed 20 civilians, a spokesman for the agency said Tuesday. Agents arrested 17 people who were involved in the suicide attacks in the capital over the last two years, said Sayed Ansari, the spokesman for the National Directorate of Security. Three others are still on the run and believed to be in neighboring Pakistan, he said. The breakthrough came following an attack outside a US military base in Kabul on Jan. 17, when a suicide bomber killed four Afghan civilians and a US soldier, Ansari said.