The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), operatives have arrested a group of seven suicide bombers during an operation in Nangarhar province.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the suicide bombers were arrested from the vicinity of Jalalabd city.

He did not disclose further information in this regard with the anti-government armed militants yet to comment regarding the report.

In the meantime, the provincial government media office, in a statement said the Afghan forces have discovered and destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Surkh Rod district.

The statement further added that the car bomb was discovered late on Wednesday night Kakarak area of the district.

According to the provincial government, the militants were looking to detonate the car bomb in the vicinity of Jalalabad city, either to target the Independence Day or Eid celebrations.

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 but the anti-government armed militants have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.

However, the Afghan armed forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to suppress the militant groups.


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