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Massive suicide attack prevented in Kabul: NDS

Massive suicide attack prevented in Kabul: NDS

May 06, 2012 - 20:55

KABULinfo-icon CITY (PANinfo-icon): Four rebels, including a Pakistani, were detained and two tonnes of explosives and 250 mines seized separately in Kabul and Nangarhar provinces, an official said on Sunday.

A major attack was prevented in the central capital after a Pakistani citizen and his two Afghan comrades were detained with an explosives-laden truck, NDSinfo-icon media officer Shafiqullah Tahiri told a news conference in Kabul.

The truck was confiscated at the Pul-i-Charkhi check post on Thursday morning, he said, adding the Pakistani wanted to carry out a suicide attack in Kabul.

He identified the detainee as Qadar Nawaz, a resident of Hayatabad locality in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Pakistaninfo-icon’s province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Nawaz confessed to his intention during preliminary investigations, saying he was encouraged for the attack by two senior Talibaninfo-icon commanders, Maulviinfo-icon Bashir and Maulvi Musa. He received military trainings in south Waziristan, a lawless tribal region near the Afghan border.

Tahiri said the detainee had been able to cross the explosives-laden truck into Afghanistaninfo-icon through the Torkham border crossing.

Another suicide attacker, Shafiullah alias Nasrat, a resident of Sarobi district, was shot injured and detained by intelligence operatives in Nangarhar on April 15, the NDS official said.

He said the detainee was currently living in a refugee camp in Jalala area near Mardaninfo-icon, the second largest town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The boy was encouraged for a suicide attack by Taj Mohammad alias Faqir, a resident of the camp and organiser of suicide attacks in Afghanistan, Tarhiri quoted Shafiullah as saying.

The attacker had received trainings at a military centre in Bilan Khel area of Tal under Maulvi Naik Mohammad.

Over the past month, 250 anti-personal and anti-vehicle mines, 18 jerry-cans of explosives, 18 missiles were seized by intelligence operatives across the country, Tahiri said.


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