2 terrorists arrested in JawzjanTwo brothers have been arrested for plotting and coordinated terrorist attacks in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The two brothers were arrested from Mengjik district as operations are underway led by Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum to clear the province from militants presence.

General Mohammad Hashim, Security Chief of the Vice President’s Office, said the two suspects had completed their training in Pakistan and were deployed to Jawzjan to plan and coordinate attacks.

He said at least 35 Taliban insurgents were killed during the operations led by Gen. Dostum in the past 2 weeks.

The two militants have confessed that they were working for the Taliban group and they were using the explosives to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to carry out attacks in this province.

According to Gen. Hashim, the militants were arrested as Gen. Dostum was visiting the cleared areas from the Taliban presence which includes 200 villages in 7 districts.

He said Gen. Dostum has instructed the security force to establish security posts in the areas where clearance operations have been conducted.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.


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