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49 detained, terrorist attacks foiled in Nangarhar

49 detained, terrorist attacks foiled in Nangarhar

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Aug 13, 2015 - 18:47

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security officials in eastern Nangarhar province have arrested 30 suspects, including Talibaninfo-icon’s doctor, and a 19-member group of armed men who were planning attacks in Jalalabad City, the provincial capital.

Gen. Asadullah Farahi, provincial deputy director National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon), during a weekly press briefing said among the arrested individuals some were tasked to carry out suicide attacks and other directed to spread disorder in the city.

Farahi said that ten insurgents had been killed during clearing operation in Ghani Khel district while three mine makers were arrested in Sherzad district.

Meanwhile, Wali Khan Sherzad, commander of the 301st border police zone, said police had detained two armed men and as many smugglers last week in the border areas of the province.

On the other hand, Deputy Police Chief Brig. Gen. Lutfullah Zaryab said at least 30 militants had been arrested in the past one week.

Taliban spokesman claimed killing more than ten security officials in Hisarak and Sherzad districts.

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