Afghan official: Explosives seized, attack stopped

Saturday, April 21, 2012 | 5:30 p.m. CDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces have arrested five militants with 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of explosives that they smuggled in from Pakistan to carry out a massive attack in Kabul, as well as another three suspects allegedly planning to assassinate the vice president, an official said Saturday.