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Major truck bombing plot foiled in Paktika province

By Ghanizada - Tue Aug 12 2014, 12:13 pm

vlcsnap-2014-08-12-11h59m25s251Another major truck bombing plot was foiled by Afghan security forces in Orgun district of eastern Paktika province, where a similar attack left at least 42 people dead last month.

The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS), said Tuesday that a truck packed with explosives was seized along with a suspected bomber who was looking to carry out the attack in Orgun district.

A statement released by NDS said the detained bomber was recognized as Qasid and is orginally a resident of Northern Waziristan tribal region.

The statement further added that the bomber was appointed by Taliban group leaders Abdullah and Qari Majnoon to carry out the truck bombing.

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

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