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‘Main plotters’ of Maiwand Military Corps attack held: NDS

‘Main plotters’ of Maiwand Military Corps attack held: NDS

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Mar 07, 2019 - 16:18

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) on Thursday claimed arresting main plotters of a recent group attack on the 215thMaiwand Military Corps in southern Helmand province and killing one.

On Friday, Talibaninfo-icon militants launched a coordinated attack on the 215thMaiwand Military Corps in Shorabak district that continued for 36 hours.

Helmand Governor Mohammad Yasin Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News that 23 soldiers had been killed and 20 others wounded in the attack.

However, some other sources said around 50 soldiers were killed and dozens others wounded in the incident.

A statement from the NDS received by Pajhwok Afghan News on Thursday said that the ‘main plotters’ of the attack on the military base had been arrested during an operation in Nawzad district of Helmand.

The source said one person was killed and seven others were arrested during the operation.

The NDS identified the arrested individuals as Gul Agha, Mohammad Raza, Niamat, Mohammad Sadiq, Abdul Basir, Esmatullah and Khan Mohammad.

Weapons and some ammunition were also seized from the detained individuals, the statement concluded.

There has been no word from the Taliban about the detention of the suspects.

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