A bomb disposal expert, dressed head to toe in protective gear, risked his life as he defused a suicide vest in Afghanistan.
In a scene reminiscent of the Oscar-winning Hurt Locker, the member of the Afghan bomb disposal unit approached the alleged would-be bomber in the Jalalabad province on Sunday.
The suspect was captured by security forces before he could blow himself up but a solider had to defuse the vest before he could be taken away to be questioned.
Afghan forces also stopped another suicide attack in the capital Kabul after a man dressed in military uniform was shot dead.
Meanwhile, a series of three bombings yesterday in neighbouring Pakistan killed at least 49 people.
Some 28 worshippers were killed in an attack at a mosque in the southwestern city of Quetta.