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Plot to kill NDS officer foiled

Plot to kill NDS officer foiled

Jan 08, 2014 - 15:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): An attemp to assassinate a senior National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) official has been foiled and three suspects have been arrested in Kabul, the spy service said on Wednesday.

In a statement, NDS said the detainees wanted to assassinate Deputy Director Dr. Mohammad Yasin Zia under a plot orchestrated by Talibaninfo-icon commander Mohammad Ismail in Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern city of Peshawar.

The three suspects were detained in the jurisdiction of 17th police district of Kabul, the statement siad, without giving an exact date.

It claimed an RPG-7, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher, with its five shells, a Kalashnikov, 12 hand-grenads, two sacks filled with explosives and nine detonators were siezed from the detainees.

The statement said the detainees belonged to Afghanistaninfo-icon and they had confessed during primary

interrogations to receiving directivs from Maulviinfo-icon Ismail and Akhtar Mohammad in Peshawar for carrying out a group suicide attack on the deputy NDS director.



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