Imam, servant possessing bomb arrested in Samangan
A statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Lal Mohammad alias Mullah Ashuqullah, a mosque servant in Koka Balagh village of Hazrat Sultan district, was detained on Sunday afternoon.
Lal Mohammad, a resident of Aibak, the provincial capital, was carrying the bomb on his motorcycle towards the provincial capital.
The bomb was systemized to be detonated by a mobile phone, confessed Lal Mohammad to NDS personnel, the statement said.
Mohammad wanted to place the bomb on travelling paths of high-ranking officials in Samangan as directed by the imam of the mosque, Maulvi Abdul Wahid, it added.
The statement said both the servant and the imam have been arrested.
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