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6 would-be suicide bombers held in Jalalabad

6 would-be suicide bombers held in Jalalabad

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Apr 21, 2015 - 12:17

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least six would-be suicide bombers and organizers were arrested in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, the spy service said.

According to a statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), the six-member group was detained in Ghani Khail district of the province.

Qari Rahmatullah known as Qari Usman who was the ringleader of the group along with five others detained during a special operation in 27-Weyali area of the district.

The arrested men included Abdul Bari, Sher Afzal, Shamshad, Samar Gul and Mirwais who were planning to carry out suicide attacks in the province.

Suicide vests, Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier uniforms and explosives were also seized from the detainees, the statement added.

The rebels have arrested after a suicide attack in Jalalabad city, the capital of Nangarhar, left 35 people dead and 125 others wounded last Saturday.

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