April 17, 2018
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Afghan forces thwart deadly explosion plot in Kabul city

By Khaama Press - Mon Apr 16 2018, 6:45 pm

The Afghan security forces have thwarted a plot by the anti-government armed militant groups to detonate an improvised explosive device in Kabul city.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials said a remote-controllied improvised explosive device was discovered from the 5th police district of the city before the militants manage to detonate it.

The officials further added that the explosives were planted on a roadside and was successfully defused at around 7 am local time today.

This comes as the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces have thwarted three back to back explosions in different parts of the capital as part of their ongoing efforts to foil the destructive plots being hatched by the anti-government armed elements.

The CID officials said last week that the explosions were thwarted in Qarabagh district, 5th and 6th police districts of the city.

The officials further added that security forces discovered an improvised explosive planted under a culvert in Qarabagh district on Wednesday evening.

They also added that the improvised explosive device was discovered from Payenda Khel village before the militants manage to detonate it.

In the meantime, the security forces discovered and defused an improvised explosive device in the 5th police district of the city in Kote Sangi area, the officials said.

According to the CID officials, another hand grenade was discovered and confiscated before the militants manage to detonate it near a residential house in the 6th police district of the city.

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