suicide bomber arrestedThe Afghan intelligence – national directorate of security (NDS) foiled a coordinated suicide attack plot in northern Faryab province.

A statement released by NDS said the intelligence operatives conducted a special operation in Faryab province, arresting two suicide bombers with a suicide vest.

The statement further added that the arrested terrorists planned to carry out suicide attacks in Maimana city.

“Also, three insurgents who were active in terrorist activities were arrested from Mazar-e-Sharif and Nahr Shahi district of Balkh province,” NDS said.

In a separate operation, NDS officials arrested two drug dealers with 21 KG narcotics in the Talaqan city of Takhar province, the statement added.

NDS said several terrorist activities were thwarted in Faryab and Balkh provinces with the arrest of insurgents by intelligence operatives.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

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