• publish: 31 October 2017
  • time: 12:40 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 5038

Plot to bomb a mosque foiled in east of Afghanistan

Local officials in eastern Nangarhar province say a terror plot to bomb a mosque in Jalalabad city of the province was foiled by security forces.

Media office of the local government said in a statement today that two rounds of mortars placed inside a mosque in 3rd police district of Jalalabad city capital of the province were discovered by security forces before they could form another deadly attack.

The statement further added that the mortar rounds were discovered and defused without any incident by the operatives of the Afghan intelligence.

According to the provincial government, the mortar rounds would cause massive casualties to the prayer participants had the militants manage to detonate them.

The anti-government militant groups have not commented on the report so far.

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