Detained alleged mine planters being interrogated
KANDAHAR(PAN): Two suspected mine planters detained by intelligence operatives ahead of new year's festival were being interrogated in southern Kandahar province, the provincial intelligence department said on Wednesday.
The men identified as Abdul Bari and Abdul Razaq had the intention to launch terrorist attacks during Nawroz, the provincial National Directorate of Security said in a statement. The insurgents had confessed for their crime in initial investigation, it added.
One of the detainees was secretary to a former Taliban governor of northern Balkh province, the statement said.
Quoting Kandahar intelligence chief, Gen. Mohammad Naeem Momen, the release said the two were detained as a result of people cooperation with security personnel. Momen asked people to keep close liaison with Afghan forces to prevent criminal activities.
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