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Magnet bombing gang busted in Jalalabad

Magnet bombing gang busted in Jalalabad

Feb 18, 2015 - 20:07

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A three-member gang allegedly involved in fixing magnetic bombs to vehicles of government officials has been detained in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the spy agency said on Wednesday.

The three were detained during an operation in the 6th police district of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) said in a statement.

Officials at the spy service also paraded the detainees before media persons on Wednesday.

The NDS statement said two remote controls, two hand grenades, two magnetic bombs, 12 fuses, 11 mine remotes, two batteries, a walkie-talkie, five magazines and some torches were recovered from the three individuals.

It said the detainees would target government high ups by attaching magnetic bombs to their vehicles.

The men were detained days after a provincial council member, Angiza Shinwari, died in hospital after she lost her legs in a bomb blast caused by a magnetic bomb attached to her vehicle in Jalalabad.

Elsewhere, border police seized hundred of kilograms of drugs and detained four persons in connection with the seizure in southern Helmand province, the police said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the border police said the drugs were confiscated in the Dishu district.

The seizure included 328 kg of dried opium, 151 kg of wet opium, 13 kg of heroin and 21kg of hashish. Two cars and as many satellite phones were also recovered from the four detainees.


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