A statement issued by NDS on Sunday states that the arrested militants belong to Haqani terrorist network and were planning suicide attacks, kidnapping and planting landmines in the jurisdiction of Paktia province, mainly in its capital Gardiz city.
According to the statement the group was led by Abdul Wahab S/O Shireen Dil.
The other terrorists are identified as
- Raza Khan alias Nana (The name used for Indian actor Vishwanath “Nana” Patekar who usually appears in the role of a villain in movies.)
- Mohammad Wali alias Mohammad S/O Amir Khan member of the group who had the assignment of planting landmines.
- Abdul Manan S/O Gul Rahman cameraman of the group.
- Sayed Malouk S/O Shah Mahmood member of the group who had assignment to terror people.
- Mudir S/O Abdullah member of the group who had the assignment to terror people.
- Ali Mohammad S/O Haji Alwaz member of the group whose assignment was hiding bombs in his home.
- Ashiqullah S/O Nasrullah member of the group.
- Faiz Rahman S/O Mohammad Alam member of the group.
- Bilal S/O Gul Meer member of the group.
The arrested group has confessed that they were behind the terror of two government officials while a third one was killed through a landmine.