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Terrorist attack on Kandahar governor’s house thwarted

Terrorist attack on Kandahar governor’s house thwarted

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Dec 06, 2015 - 19:25

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A terrorist attack on the governor’s house of southern Kandahar province has been thwarted and nearly a dozen militants have been killed in as many provinces, the spy service and the Ministry of Interior said on Sunday.

The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) in a statement said two persons namely Lal Mohammad and Sardar linked to notorious Talibaninfo-icon commander Mullahinfo-icon Buzarg wanted to use an explosives-filled rickshaw in an attack on the governor’s house of Kandahar province.

“These individuals wanted to reach Eid Gah gate with the explosives including seven artillery shells and then target the governor’s house, but they were arrested before doing so,” the statement said.  The spy service said a bloody attack was prevented with the seizure of the explosives.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement said security forces had killed eleven insurgents and captured one suspect alive during the past 24 hours in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, Samangan, Takhar, Kunduz, Faryab, Zabul, Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

It said some ammunition and explosives were also confiscated during the operations in these provinces. The MoI said security forces were making untiring efforts at maintaining security across the country.

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