Kabul airport attack stoppedThe Afghan Intelligence operatives have thwarted a coordinated attack plot by the notorious Haqqani terrorist network on Hamid Karzai International Airport.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a weapons and explosives cache belonging to the terrorist network was seized from Deh Sabz district of Kabul.

A statement by NDS said the cache included 2 RPG-7 rocket launchers with 4 rockets, 11 magentic bombs, 17 explosives capsules, explosive materials, 3 mine testers, and 6 Nokia mobile phones.

The statement further added that the target of the attack was Hamid Karzai International Airport which was successfully thwarted.

No further details were given regarding the detention of any suspect in connection to the attack plot.

The Haqqani terrorist network was found in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani and is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Waziristan, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.

The network is allied with al-Qaida and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region and was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization on September 7, 2012 by the US Department of State.