6 Haqqani group affiliates held in Paktia
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Half a dozen members of the Haqqani network have been arrested in southeastern Paktia province, the spy service said on Saturday.
In a statement, the provincial National Directorate of Security or NDS office said the six men were detained after being identified.
It accused the detainees of being involved in directing suicide attacks and other terrorist activities in the provincial capital, Gardez and districts.
They had been active under the command of their leader Ismail, the brief statement added, without providing an exact date for the arrests.
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