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2 teenagers held for roadside blasts, targeted killings

2 teenagers held for roadside blasts, targeted killings

Aug 08, 2016 - 19:54

KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Two young boys each 15-year-old have been arrested over their alleged involvement in roadside bombings and targeted killings of security officials in northern Kunduz province, the provincial police said on Monday.

Brig. Gen. Qasim Jangal Bagh told Pajhwok Afghan News the suspected terrorists were captured by intelligence officials late on Sunday.

Both had received training in land mining and targeted killing from a Talibaninfo-icon commander and were involved in terrorist activities across the province, he said. 

According to Jangal Bagh, the detainees had confessed to their involvement in insurgent activities during initial investigations.

He said the youth had acknowledged in primary investigations that they had planted three roadside bombs that hit civilians.

He said the detainees were motivated for terrorist attacks by Taliban commander Malem Sheer and were paid money for each attack.



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