A statement issued by the NDS on Saturday states that a group of militants belonging to the Haqani terrorist network was busted in Niazi village of Pul-i-Alam, provincial capital of Logar that planned to carry out these attacks.
Nine insurgents were scheduled to take part in these attacks that four of whom were killed and five arrested in a clash erupted during the raid, the statement adds.
Those arrested include Mohammad Ishaq S/O Abdul Baqi – planner of suicide and coordinated attacks, Shabir alias Gulzar and Hamid S/O Zabto Khan – two suicide bombers, Sayed Agha and Hamidullah – were sheltering the suicide bombers.
The press release further adds that several heavy and light weapons were seized from the militant hideout during this operation.
In the initial investigation, the five detained terrorists have confessed that they had received a month long training for combat and suicide bombing in Faruqi Madrasa (seminary) located in Tal area of Miranshah, administrative headquarters of the North Waziristan Agency, before being sent to Logar province.
They have further said that they were told to enter Kabul from Logar and target busy parts of the city.