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Blast suspects among 5 held in Herat

Security & Crime


Blast suspects among 5 held in Herat

Jan 03, 2013 - 22:35

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): Five militants, including two believed to be behind a bomb blast that wounded 16 people, were detained during separate security operations in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.

The bomb attack suspects were apprehended in the Robat Sangi district, the governor's spokesman Muhiuddin Noori told Pajhwok Afghan News. The duo had confessed being loyal to a notorious local militant commander, Mullahinfo-icon Bismillah, the official said.

Four children were among those injured in the blast that ripped through the city, said Noori, who continued another two insurgents were captured in the city's 9th police district. The two had been tasked with killing government officials by their masters, the gubernatorial spokesman claimed.

An intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a militant commander named Mullah Jalal had been arrested in the Shindand district.

The commander was involved in roadside blasts, assassinating government officials and other insurgent activities, he added.



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