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Women and children among 11 Chechen militants arrested in Logar

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At least eleven people all foreign nationals were arrested by the Afghan security forces in central Logar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the detained individuals are all foreigners, hailing from Chechnya.

The statement further added that the militants were arrested from the vicinity of Azra district of Logar province.

According to the provincial government, some women and children are also among those detained and some weapons, ammunition, and a vehicle have also been confiscated.

The Logar government office also added that the individuals were on their way from Khogyani and Hesarak districts when they were spotted and arrested by the security forces.

It is yet not clear to which group the individuals belonged to with the provincial government saying an investigatio is still underway from the detained individuals.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that the militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are attempting to migrate from the eastern Nangarhar to Logar province.

The reports emerge amid ongoing violence in Nangarhar province mainly due to the infighting with the Taliban insurgents.

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