Mark Urban narrowly escapes a suicide bomber

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  1. My brush with a suicide bomber

    By Mark Urban
    BBC News, Afganistan

    Mark Urban is BBC Newsnight's diplomatic editor
    When we arranged to meet a suicide bomber, we did not expect one wearing his bomb vest, all set to blow himself up outside the building in Kabul where we were filming.
    But that is what happened. He was not the one we had arranged to meet.

    He was a different suicide bomber.

    To be clear, our planned interview was with a captured man at a secret facility, belonging to Afghanistan's equivalent of MI5, the National Directorate of Security or NDS.

    The one wrestled to the ground, moments before our car pulled up, was somebody sent to assassinate the NDS officer who arranged our interview.
    More on the link
  2. Arranging to meet a suicide bomber???? Alarm bells are ringing!
  3. Read it again and calm down.
  4. The interview was undertaken behind a kevlar wall :lol:
  5. Surely a most valid entry for the Darwin Awards?

    Maybe the food and drink editor could invite a cannible around for supper!
  6. 'Ting-a-ling-a-ling?' :D :D :D