Taliban's district chief, suicide bomber detained in east
National Directorate of Security (NDS), the spy service, operatives arrested the Taliban district chief for Nazyan district of Nangarhar, an NDS statement said.
It identified the detained Taliban official, Maulvi Rafiullah alias Abdullah Jan, who was captured along with his five fighters in Nazyan district. The statement said another Taliban fighter had been arrested with magnet bombs.
Separately, a would-be suicide attacker was arrested in Marawara district of neighbouring Kunar province on Sunday morning, the Ministry of Interior said in a press release.
Currently under police interrogation, the attacker had the plan to strike at government officials, the statement said.
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