Sun, Jul

Coordinated suicide attack foiled in Mehtarlam city of Afghanistan


The Afghan intelligence operatives thwarted a coordinated suicide attack plot by the Taliban militants group in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a group of three terrorists belonging to Taliban group were arrested before they manage to carry the attack in Mehtarlam city, the provincial capital of Laghman.
According to a statement by NDS, the group was looking to carry out the attack by initially detonating a rickshaw packed with explosives and a magnetic bomb.
The statement further added that the detained individuals have been identified as Bilal, Zikrullah, and Ferdows.
No further details were given regarding the exact target of the group but NDS said the detained individuals have confessed they were appointed for the attack by the group’s commander identified as Qadir.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.
Laghman is among the relatively peaceful provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militant groups are active in some remote parts of the province.
Local officials earlier today said a famous commander of the Taliban group was killed in an ambush by the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces in Alisheng district.