Sun, Jul

Taliban’s IED planter, terrorist attacks organizer arrested in Nangarhar


Taliban IED planter and terrorist attacks organizerA Taliban group who was involved in planting Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was arrested during a military operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives in Nangarhar.

NagaharThe National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Fazullah was actively involved in planting IEDs and organizing terrorist attacks in Kot district.
A statement by NDS said Fazlullah was arrested during an operation and several explosives and weapons were confiscated from him during the raid.
According to the NDS, the weapons and explosives seized from Fazlullah included a pistol, a rifle, IED remote control, 2 grenade fuses and some other explosives used for making of IEDs.

The Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups are frequently using Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.
The IEDs are the main contributors to the casualties of the Afghan security forces but are also considered as a key factor in growing civilian casualties.
At least 600 civilians were killed and 1,343 others were wounded in the first quarter of 2016, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said in its latest report.
UNAMA further added that consistent with 2015 trends, ground engagements caused the highest number of total civilian casualties, followed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), complex and suicide attacks, as well as targeted killings.
At least 11 civilians including women and children belonging to a same family were killed in the latest IED attack in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.