3000 kgs of explosives seizedAt least 3,000 kgs of explosives were seized by the Afghan intelligence operatives before the militant groups manage to transport them to Kabul for a series of attacks.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the explosives were packed in 50 sacks and were loaded on two trucks.

According to a statement by NDS, the two trucks were identified by the intelligence operatives and were confiscated in Pul-a-Alam district of Logar province.

The statement further added that four Taliban insurgents were also arrested in connection to the transport and attack plots in Kabul.

NDS said the militants were looking to use the explosives for the attacks specifically during the Eid days.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant during the recent months as the group attempts to carry out more attacks as part of its spring offensive.

The Taliban group announced the launch of the offensive earlier in April this year under the name Omari operation but the Afghan security officials are saying that the offensive has been successfully thwarted as the group has received major blows during the operations.


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