• publish: 8 November 2015
  • time: 6:17 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2059

Deadly attack in Kabul thwarted by Afghan Intelligence Agency

Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) thwarted a deadly car bomb in Kabul city plotted by the notorious Haqqani terrorist network.

A statement by NDS said “The Haqqani terrorist network was planning to use a hatchback taxi car having a fake registration number of (-5 38754) packed with explosives, anti-tank mines, artillery explosives and hand grenades for an attack on a government institution in Kabul city.”

The statement further added that the Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) was confiscated while it was enroute to Kabul from central Logar province.

NDS also added that a deadly attack was thwarted with the seizure of VBIED by the intelligence operatives.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far which comes as the capital Kabul has been relatively peaceful from the terrorist attacks during the recent weeks.

The Pakistan-based is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Waziristan, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.

The network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani. The group is allied with al-Qaida and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region.

It is considered the most lethal insurgent group targeting the NATO-led coalition security forces and Afghan personnel in Afghanistan.

The US Department of State designated the HQN as a Foreign Terrorist Organization on September 7, 2012.

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