Nangarhar Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the two Pakistanis and dozens of others were arrested in connection with criminal and terrorist activities in the past month in different parts of the province especially in Jalalabad city.
This comes after a number of residents raised concerns over the increase in criminal and terrorist activities in the province.
Rahimi announced that two Pakistani citizens who were preparing suicide vests were arrested with suicide vests and dozens of other suspects who wanted to conduct terrorist activities in different parts of the province were arrested before they were able to reach their targets. They are now under investigation
Meanwhile, the two Pakistanis who were arrested said that they had been deceived and were not supposed to conduct suicide attacks.
Meanwhile in a separate incident, two people died in a fire early Tuesday in Jalalabad city. Three others were injured.