The Afghan forces foiled rocket attack on ARG Presidential Palace and Ministry of Defense in Kabul, the National Directorate of Security said Monday.

According to a statement released by National Directorate of Security, the Special Forces arrested two militants of the Haqqani terrorist network in connection to the attack plot.

The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces conducted operations in various parts of Kabul city and arrested Jamshid alias Sabir and Rahmatullah, the two militants of Mawlavi Ahmad of Haqqani terrorist network.

Furthermore, the National Directorate of Security said the two militants were looking to launch rocket attacks to target the 100th Independence Day ceremonies in ARG Presidential Palace and Ministry of Defense.

The statement by National Directorate of Security also added that the NDS Special Forces arrested the two militants at 9:00 am local time on Monday in Qala-e-Zaman Khan area of Kabul.

The NDS Special Forces also confiscated a mortar launcher with its 16 rockets, 45 kilograms of explosives, 12 magnetic bombs, an Ak-47 assault rifle, remote controls and some other equipment which are used in making suicide bombing vests and bombs.

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