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Three suicide bombers arrested in Paktia province

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

suicide bombers arrested in PaktiaA group of three suicide bombers were arrested by Afghan security forces in eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said Monday that the group was looking to carry out coordinated suicide attacks in Paktia province.

The statement further added that the suicide bombers were arrested based on an intelligence report from Zadran district.

Afghan security forces confiscated four suicide bombing vests, 8 hand grenades and a vehicle from the detained militants, interior ministry.

Paktia province is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where Taliban militants and insurgents from the other militant groups including Haqqani network are active in a number of its districts.

The anti-government armed militant groups have recently increased their insurgency activities as the presidential and provincial council elections are due to be organized within the next few days.

In the meantime, interior ministry said Afghan security forces have the capabilities and are prepared to counter the militants plots to carry out terrorist attacks which are aimed to disrupt the elections.

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