In an unidentified gunmen attack on Tuesday one policeman was killed and another was injured in Kabul province.

Kabul Police told the media that the attack took place at around 08:50 am local time in the Chawk-e-Arghandi area in Paghman district of Kabul city, as gunmen opened fire at a police vehicle.

The incident is currently under police investigation, the attacked police officers were reportedly belonging to Maidan Wardak police HQ.

Meanwhile, four local policemen were reported killed in a Taliban attack in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday night.

Taliban militants attacked a security outpost in Ghazi Baba area in Sorkhrod district of the province.

Local officials have not yet commented on the incident, but Taliban accepted responsibility of the attack.

This comes as the National Directorate of Security in a released statement said that one of the masterminds behind the 2019 attack on Amrullah Saleh’s political party office was captured.

According to NDS Obaidullah who identified himself with fake identities like (Farooq, Bilal, and Ibrahim) was detained during a special operation in PD3 of Kabul city.

The suspected was reportedly planning to assassinate Selai Ghafar, a female advocate and civil society activist.

Obaidullah used to receive directions from Malavi Nik Mohammad, a Haqqani network leader, to carry out a suicide attack on First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh.

According to reports this insurgent sleeper cell also monitored movements of foreign forces, he currently had the order to carry out attacks on President Ghani’s convoys.

He also had received instructions to attack Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, former NDS head Rahmatullah Nabil, civil society activists, media workers, and prominent figures in Afghanistan.

These incidents come amid escalated violence in Afghanistan, media figures indicated that at least 26 members of Afghan security forces were killed and 30 others including civilians were injured in the different incidents in the past 24 hours.

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