Generals dismissed over Afghan assassination bid

Generals dismissed over Afghan assassination bid

Generals dismissed over Afghan assassination bid

Updated 19 December 2011, 15:56 AEDT

Eight senior generals have been suspended from Afghanistan's armed forces and are being questioned over last month's failed assassination bid on President Hamad Karzai.

Mr Karzai survived the April 27 Taliban attack on a military parade, which left three other people dead including an Afghan MP.

Earlier, a defence ministry officer and an interior ministry doctor were arrested for helping the Taliban carry out the raid.

Attorney General Abdul Jabar Sabit has now suspended eight officials from the ministries of defence, the interior, and the intelligence department.

The eight include Kabul's police chief, the head of defence ministry's intelligence and detection and the chief of counter-terrorism at the interior ministry.