3 alleged suicide attackers held in Kunduz
KUNDUZCITY(PAN): Police arrested three alleged suicide bombers who had intended to target security forces in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday.
The suspects Abdul Sattar, 25, Nadarshah, 15 and Farid Ahmad, 19, residents of Badakhshan province, were arrested separately in Dasht-i-Archi district and provincial capital, Kunduz city, police chief, Samiullah Qatra, said.
Although explosives had not been recovered from the suspects, they were waiting for the Taliban to provide them explosives, he said. The three were showed to media people in a press conference.
Farid Ahmad, 19, one of the detainees, said he went to northern Waziristan area of Pakistan with his uncle to get education. Later, he visited a religious seminary in Mardan city of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province, where he received training about suicide attack.
"Mullah Ghayasuddin who is resident of Badakhshan province trained us about suicide attack. He told me there are infidels in Afghanistan and if we carry out suicide attack, we will go straight to the paradise," he said.
He said he was happy to be arrested and did not carry out the attack that would kill innocent people.
Kunduz is a volatile province where more than five suicide attacks took place over the past three months, killing a number people, including a former provincial police chief.
In the neighbouring Baghlan, two persons were detained for their alleged links with the Taliban in Baghlan-i-Jadid district on Monday, deputy provincial council chief, Asadullah Shahbaz, said.
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