• publish: 11 September 2015
  • time: 12:21 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 1178

Afghan intelligence foiled plot a suicide attack on Kandahar province

The Afghan national security forces thwarted a plot to carry out coordinated suicide attack involving a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in Kandahar province.

The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a Taliban commander was arrested in connection to the attack plot.

A statement by NDS said the detained Taliban commander was identified as Saifullah who had appointed three suicide bombers to carry out an attack on the provincial intelligence compound.

The statement further added that the group was given the task by another Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor to carry out the attack.

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

Kandahar is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating and often carry out insurgency activities.

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