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Would-be suicide bomber detained in Logar, claims NDS

Would-be suicide bomber detained in Logar, claims NDS

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Jul 26, 2016 - 16:26

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber has been arrested by intelligence agents in the Khoshi district of central Logar province, a statement from the spy service said on Tuesday.

The bomber was detained after a clash in Karizono area of the district. But the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) did not say the arrest was made. The bomber, Bakhtullah, has confessed his crime.

The NDS statement added: “This bomber belongs to the Haqqani Networkinfo-icon and received military training in Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern city of Peshawar. He was trained on suicide bombing in Miranshah by Punjabis before being sent to Afghanistaninfo-icon.”

He said the bomber planned to carry out an attack on a girls’ school in the Chahar Asiab district of Kabul. But Logar officials were unaware of the detention. The Haqqani Network has not yet commented on the issue.

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