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Daesh among 15 rebels held in Nangarhar

Daesh among 15 rebels held in Nangarhar

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May 23, 2018 - 17:29

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) forces have arrested 15 Daesh and Talibaninfo-icon insurgents in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Governor Hayatullah Hayat told a press conference here that the spy-network had captured 13 Taliban and two Daesh rebels in separate operations in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, and some districts.

He said the rebels had been planning to target voter registration centers in the province. Some ammunitions were also seized from the detainees.

Hayat said NDS personnel conducted separate operations in Jalalabad,  Ghanikhel, Surkhrud, Khogyani, Chaparhar and Batikot districts and held the 15 suspects.

The detainees wanted to carry out attacks on voter registration centers across the province,  he concluded.

Daesh and Taliban have not yet commented about the arrests.

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