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Terror plot thwarted as explosives seized from Nangarhar mosque

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Terror plot thwarted as explosives seized from Nangarhar mosque

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Apr 09, 2016 - 12:08

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A huge quantity of explosives has been recovered from a mosqueinfo-icon in the Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province, preventing possible casualties among worshipers.

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday that the explosives were found in the central mosque of Ghondi village before Friday Prayer.

He blamed the enemies of Islam and people had packed several gas cylinders with explosives and placed them inside the mosque to kill worshipers.

Security forces discovered and defused the explosives, the spokesman said, explaining that government officials were not among the worshipers.

Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi praised the security forces for thwarting the terror plot that could have caused heavy casualties.

No militant grouphas so far commented on the incident. Talibaninfo-icon and Islamic State (IS) fighters are active in the province, bordering Pakistaninfo-icon.

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