A group of suspected militants were arrested for coordinating a deadly attack on a guesthouse in capital Kabul last month.
The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Wednesday that one of the suspects was identified as Abdul Wakil who was working for an NGO called Madera.
NDS in a statement said the other suspect has been identified as Ghulam Aziz who was appointed to carry out a suicide attack.
The statement further added that the detained individuals have confessed that the attack was plotted by the Haqqani terrorist network commander based Qari Abdullah in Peshawar – the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
The statement also added that NGO worker Abdul Wakil helped Qari Abdullah to plot the attack by preparing a fake USAID ID card for Ghulam Aziz who then visited the Park Palace guesthouse in Shahr-e-Naw area and prepared a sketch of the guesthouse for the attack.
According to NDS the attack was finally carried out by another militant identified as Idris who was deployed from Peshawar.
At least fourteen people including one Briton with dual Afghan nationality, four Indians, two Pakistanis, and one citizen from each of the US, Italy and Kazakhstan.