The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), Chief Masoom Stanikzai disclosed latest findings of the agency regarding the deadly incident in southern Kandahar province that left two senior Afghan security officials dead.

Speaking during a press conference after the arrival in Kandahar province, Stanikzai said at least fifteen people have been arrested in connection to the deadly attack.

Stanikzai further added that the attacker had managed to obtain a job as security guard of the governor based on fake name, identity, and personal guarantees.

According to Stanikzai, the findings of the NDS show that the attacker was in contact via telephone call with certain individuals on the other side of the Durand Line, just five minutes before the attack.

The deadly incident in Kandahar province on Thursday left Gen. Abdul Raziq and the provincial intelligence chief Gen. Abdul Momin Hussain Khel dead.

The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility behind the incident.


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