Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Bomb plot uncovered at Finnish base in Afghanistan

An attempted bomb attack was uncovered against a military base in Afghanistan housing Finnish peacekeepers. According to the peacekeeping force the bomb was discovered in time and diffused.The incident occurred at the Maimana base in northern Afghanistan one day before Jonas Gahr Store, the Norwegian foreign minister, was scheduled to visit the base. Mr Store's visit is to go ahead as planned. A total of around 200 Finnish, Latvian and Norwegian troops, all part of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), are housed at the base in Maimana.