The Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), have arrested at least three ISIS Khurasan militants who were plotting suicide attacks against the Afghan forces.
The provincial government office in Nangarhar said the militants were arrested from Behsud district on Sunday during an operation of the NDS Special Forces.
The governor’s office further added that the detained individuals have been identified as Qari Abbbas, Abdul Rashid, and Azam Khan who were planning to carry out attacks on Afghan forces in Kunar province.
This comes as the local officials had earlier said that a key ISIS Khurasan group member who was in charge of coordinating in the urban areas and expert in producing Improvised Explosive Devices was killed during an operation of the Afghan armed forces.
According to the local officials, the key ISIS Khurasan group member was killed in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of Nangarhar province.
The officials further added that the Special Forces of the Afghan intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), conducted an operation in Muqam Khan area of Behsud, resulting into the killing of a key ISIS Khurasan group member, who was famous as Muhajir.