Would-be bomber among 7 held in Kandahar
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was among seven insurgents detained in a string of intelligence operations in southern Kandahar province over the past week, the governor said on Sunday.
The detainees included three commanders who led their groups, each containing 10 members, in Shah Walikot and Takhta Pul districts against local and foreign troops, Tooryalai Weesa told a press conference in Kandahar City, the provincial capital.
The detainees, who were shown to media personnel at the press briefing at the National Directorate of Security office, confessed to involvement in the insurgency.
A would-be bomber, Asadullah, a resident of Spin Boldak district, told reporters his father had sent him to a religious school in Pakistan’s Bachistan province. But he was trained as a suicide bomber at the school in the Chaman border region.
Weapons and explosives recovered from the detainees were also shown to reporters.
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