The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), has foiled bid to assassinate a religious scholar in Kabul city.

NDS in a statement said a prayer leader of mosque and his comrade were arrested on charges of plotting the assassination of a religious scholar in Kabul.

The statement further added that one of the individual arrested by NDS has been identified as Noor Ur Rehman who was a prayer leader in Hazrat Bilal mosque in the 5th police district of the city while his accomplice has been identified as Enayat son of Khan Shah.

According to NDS, the two individuals were appointed by Haqqani network member Qari Noor Agha to assassinate the religious scholar.

The two suspects were held during an operation on Friday, NDS said, adding that both men have confessed to their crime.

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


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