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Gang plotting to kill Sayyaf busted

Gang plotting to kill Sayyaf busted

May 07, 2015 - 22:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A terrorist gang, plotting to assassinate a veteran former jihadiinfo-icon leader, has been busted, the spy service claimed on Thursday.

Hasibullah Sedeqi, the spokesman for the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), told a press conference here that the gang had been planning to kill Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf.

He said the gang was linked to the Haqqani Networkinfo-icon and the mastermind behind the plot was Qari Hamidullah, but stopped short of going into details.

The NDS official said an arms depot had been seized during a raid on a home in Arghandi area of Paghman district of Kabul and a man arrested in connection with the seizure.

The depot contained three explosives-filled jackets, one magnetic bomb, six hand-grenades, two BM1 shells, three military uniform, three remote controls and six Kalashnikov magazines.

Sedeqi said a 10-member Talibaninfo-icon group was eliminated on Thursday during a clash with Afghan security forces in the Hazar Bagh area of northern Takhar province.

Taliban’s newly-appointed shadow governor for Takhar province was more likely injured in the clash, he said.

He said uprisings against insurgents in Ghazni, Kunar, Helmand, Jawzjan, Faryab and other provinces showed residents did not want Taliban and terrorists.



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