attack foiled in Jalalabad cityA coordinated suicide attack plot by the Taliban militants was foiled by the Afghan intelligence operatives in eastern Nangarhar province.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a group of 8 Taliban insurgents were arrested in connection to the attack plot.

According to a statement by NDS, the group was looking to carry out the attack in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province.

The statement further added that 3 rifles including 2 Ak-47s, 2 pistols, 1 Improvised Explosive Device, 1 remote control, and 2 hand grenades were confiscated by the intelligence operatives which the militants were looking to use for the attack.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group announced its spring offensive earlier in April his year and vowed to carry out attacks across the country.

The Taliban insurgents have been attempting to carry out major attacks including coordinated suicide attacks in key parts of the country.

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