The Afghan Intelligence forces have arrested two members of Jaish-e-Mohammad group during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province.

According to a statement released by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) the two men were deployed to Nangarhar province to carry out suicide and coordinated attacks.

The statement further added that the detained men have been identified as sediq Akbar sson of Sahib Zar and Ataullah son of Dost Mohammad who are originally residents of Pakistan.

Both the men have confessed that they were recruited in Jaish-e-Mohammed ranks while they were working in Karachi and Lahore cities and were trained for a period of two months in the military camps of the group in Balakot area of Mansehra, NDS said adding that both the men were deployed to Afghanistan to carry out coordinated suicide attack but were arrested before they manage to execute the attacks.

The National Directorate of Security also added that the detained individuals are still being questioned to find more information.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the detention of Jaish-e-Mohammed militants so far.