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Police trap reveals how Afghan 'insider attacks' work

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The Taliban believed Beyar Khan Weyaar was the perfect candidate to prepare an insider attack on Afghan police, but instead he set a daring trap that has given a rare insight into suicide bombing tactics. 

Photo released by the Afghan Interior Ministry on December 25, 2012 shows Afghan interior minister Mujtaba Patang (L) congratulating police officer Beyar Khan Weyaar at the interior ministry in Kabul. The Taliban believed Weyaar was the perfect candidate to prepare an insider attack on Afghan police, but instead he set a daring trap that has given a rare insight into suicide bombing tactics.

Weyaar, a low-ranking police officer in the eastern province of Paktika, was approached in November by a man who offered him the chance to get rich if he met a local insurgent commander.

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