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3 alleged suicide attackers held in Kunduz

3 alleged suicide attackers held in Kunduz

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Apr 05, 2011 - 18:21

KUNDUZCITY(PANinfo-icon): 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 Talibaninfo-icon 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 Pakistaninfo-icon with his uncle to get educationinfo-icon. Later, he visited a religious seminary in Mardaninfo-icon city of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province, where he received training about suicide attack.

"Mullahinfo-icon Ghayasuddin who is resident of Badakhshan province trained us about suicide attack. He told me there are infidels in Afghanistaninfo-icon 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.

He said the detainees, including an elderly man, were arrested by NATOinfo-icon-led ISAFinfo-icon soldiers during an operation.

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