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NDS thwarts bomb explosion in Kunar

NDS thwarts bomb explosion in Kunar

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Oct 30, 2016 - 13:57

ASADABAD/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): An explosive-rigged motorcycle has been seized and defused before to be blown up in eastern Kunar province while seven people accused for various crimes have been arrested in southeastern Khost province, officials said Sunday.

Kunar Governor Waheedullah Kalimzai told Pajhwok Afghan News militants had planned to bring a motorcycle full of explosives to Asadabad city, the provincial capital, for terrorist activity targeting government or security officials.

He said that National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) personnel captured the militants who were involved in the plot in Shakhil area of the city.

A corolla car, two motorcycles, a pistol and three liters of alcoholic drinks also seized from the detainees, he added.

Elsewhere, seven people accused for different crimes were detained in Khost province.

Khost Police Chief Faizullah Ghairat said the criminals were accused for armed robbery, murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking.

Two of them were accused for stealing cars, two others for murderers and as many  for drug smuggling and one of them was accused for kidnapping, he said, adding the convicts were currently under investigation.

However, Ghairat said that the numbers of criminal cases were decreased this year compared with the past as result of public cooperation with police.

Sa/mds

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