Afghan Intelligence (National Directorate for Security) on Wednesday to detain a group of insurgents who wanted to carry out coordinated attacks in eastern Nangarhar province.

According to a statement released by Afghan National Directorate for Security (NDS), the group included four insurgents were detained by Afghan security forces in this province.

The source further added Afghan security forces seized some explosives from one of the detained insurgents.

This comes as a number of insurgents on Sunday launched coordinate attacks in capital Kabul and a number of other provinces including Logar, Nangarhar and Paktia provinces.

At least 48 people including 36 militants were killed following the clashes between Afghan security forces and militants, which lasted around 18 hours.

Taliban militants group claimed responsibility behind the incident and said the coordinated attacks were launched to retaliate the massacre of civilians in Kandahar province by a US soldier and burning of Holy Quran.


  • 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.