The Afghanistan press agency Khaama has reported that police in the northern Faryab province shot down a bird and detonated a bomb that had been attached to it.

According to the agency, the local police said the bird also had a GPS device attached to it and had been flying above a checkpoint in the region that borders Turkmenistan.

NBC News, who also have a reporter on the ground, say local police chief Major General Abdul Nabi Ilham told told them the bird had exploded and "suspicious metal stuff" was scattered around its body.

We are gathering all the stuff, but found parts of what looks to be GPS and a small camera.

  • Abdul Nabi Ilham, local police chief
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