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Daesh, Taliban attack planners detained in Nangarhar

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Daesh, Taliban attack planners detained in Nangarhar

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Jul 18, 2019 - 13:15

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives have arrested two suicide attack planners of the Islamic State (IS) and Talibaninfo-icon in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday.

The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) personnel captured the key members of Daesh and Taliban in of Jalalabad and Behsud district during an operation.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces detained Abdul Wajid, a guard of Omar Khurasani, a senior leaders of Daesh.

He said Wajid, originally a resident of Haska Mena district, had joined IS ranks two years ago. He was recently tasked to carry out targeted killings in Nangarhar.

The governor’s spokesman added Wajid was arrested in the Wach Tangi area of Behsud district when he was planning a targeted killing.

According to another report, the security forces detained a Taliban suicide attack organiser named Sherin in Nangarhar.

Khogyani said the intelligence agents captured the militant in limits of the 1st police district of Jalalabad.

Daesh and Taliban have not yet commented on the arrests.

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