gen. abdul raziqThe Afghan intelligence operatives foiled a plot by the anti-government armed militants to assassinate the Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a suicide bombe was appointed by Taliban suicide bombing cell to carry out an attack on Gen. Raziq.

A statement by NDS said the suicide bomber was identified as Rahamtullah who is originally a resident of Kandahar city and was appointed by Taliban suicide bombing cell leader Jabar Agha who is based on the other side of Durand Line.

The statement further added that the detained bomber has confessed he was deployed to Kandahar to assassinate Gen. Raziq after he was trained in Chaman on the other side of border by Taliban group.

Gen. Abdul Raziq is one of the few Afghan security officials who have risen to undisputed dominance by building a reputation as ruthless anti-Taliban operator.

Being a prized target for the Taliban group, Gen. Raziq ordered the Afghan forces earlier in August last year to execute Taliban detainees who are arrested during the military operations.

Gen. Raziq has escaped a number of coordinated attacks planned by Taliban to assassinate him. He was slightly injured following a suicide attack around almost two years ago, while Taliban militants launched coordinated attack on his family home in Spin Boldak district back in July.


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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.