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Suicide bomber arrested along with VBIED in Paktia province

By Khaama Press - Sat Jan 10 2015, 8:26 pm

10013673_779355488767333_8371901812617781937_nThe Afghan intelligence operatives thwarted a suicide bombing plot in eastern Paktia province by apprehending a suicide bomber.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Saturday that the suicide bomber was arrested along with a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED).

A statement by NDS said the detained suicide bomber was identified as Abdullah who was looking to carry out a suicide attack in Gardez city.

The statement further added that the bomber was arrested from Gardez-Logar highway before he manage to enter the city.

According to NDS, the suicide bomber was also carrying with him three pistols and was arrested when he arrived in Maktab Tera area.

In a separate operation, the Afghan intelligence operatives arrested a Taliban commander from Shakar Khel village of Gardez city.

NDS said the Taliban commander was identified as Amanullah and was arrested along with a pistol and a communication device.

Afghan intelligence operatives also confiscated a weapons cache belonging to anti-government armed militants from Mohammad Agha district of Logar province, NDS said, adding that the cache included 25 rounds of mortar rockets, 5 rounds of Rocket Propelled Grenade launcher rockets, one rifle, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and a hand grenade.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

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