The National Directorate of Security (NDS) following a statement on Sunday announced a suspected militant who was looking to assassinate Ustad Abul Rab Rasul Sayaaf, by carrying out suicide attack.
The statement further added that the suspected militant was recognized as Zakirullah, and was previously arrested by Afghan security forces for being involved in terrorist activities.
According to NDS officials, Zakirullah was released after serving three years in prison two months back. He was once recruited as the head of the Taliban group to plot and execute suicide attacks by Taliban group representative from Maidan Wardak province in Taliban Quetta Council.
NDS officials said that Zakirullah was instructed to plot and execute suicide attack against Ustad Abul Rab Sayyaf, however, he was arrested along with two other suspected militants before they carry out the attack.
Ustad Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf is one of the prominent Mujahideen leaders, and is one of the potential presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential elections.