arrested in AfghanistanAt least seven suspected militants were arrested along with a suicide bombing vest in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

Deputy interior minister Gen. Ayub Salangi said the suspects were arrested in Shebarghan city.

Jawzjan is among the relatively peaceful provinces in northern Afghanistan; however the anti-government armed militant groups are struggling to increase insurgency activities by coordinating terrorist attacks in this province.

The Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) also foiled a suicide car bombing plot in Jawzjan province late in March.

Anti-government armed militant groups were looking to target the elections campaign in Shebarghan city.

In the meantime, defense ministry spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi said at least four militants were killed and six others were injured following military operations by Afghan national army soldiers.

Azimi said at least four militants were also arrested and 55 improvised explosive device (IED) were seized during the operations in the past 24 hours.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.