NDS claims detaining Hezb-ut-Tahrir leader in Nimroz
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday claimed arrestinga Hezb-ut-Tahrir leader with night letters and a computer in southwestern Nimroz province.
A statement from the spy service identified the detainee as Abdul Qayyum, sonof Lal Mohammad, general director of Hezb-ut-Tahrir. The man was allegedly involved in an anti-government campaign for three years.
He published magazines, books and spread messages to disturb the masses. Security officials recovered multiple night letters aimed at public intimidation and some soft materials meant for publication in the outfit’s magazines.
A security official told Pajhwok Afghan News that Abdul Qayyum was a student of the Nimroz Teacher Training Centre. He was arrested while organising a meeting of his associates.
On Monday, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said Hezbu-ut-Tahrir had infiltrated many educational institutes across Afghanistan, radicalising youth.
Established in 1953 by a Palestinian scholar in Jerusalem with the goal of all Muslim countries unifying as an Islamic caliphate, the organization is active in Central Asian countries, Afghanistan and South Asia.
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