Afghan minister dodges assassination attempt

A failed assassination attempt was launched against Afghan Interior Minister Bismullah Khan, shown here in Kabul last year.
An assassination attempt on Afghanistan's interior minister failed when a suicide bomber was shot dead by body guards Sunday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
Interior Minister Bismullah Khan was not wounded during when his convoy was targeted, said spokesman Sediq Seddiqi.
The minister was targeted in Parwan province, located north of Kabul, he said.