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PublishDate: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 18:25

IMU suicide bomber detained in Takhar province

The detained suicide bomber was recognized as Tokhtar son of Khal Moham

According to local authorities in north-eastern Takhar province, Afghan security forces detained a suicide bomber having connection with the Jendullah Group of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate for Security (NDS) following a statement said provincial NDS forces in Takhar province arrested a suicide bomber in cooperation with the local residents in this province.

The source further added the detained suicide bomber was recognized as Tokhtar son of Khal Mohammad and is a resident of Eshkamesh district of northern Takhar province.

NDS officials following the statement confirmed the detained suicide bomber has connections with the Jendullah Group of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

He was detained along with a suicide vest containing at least 6.5 kilograms of explosives, NDS officials said.

According to reports the detained suicide bomber was looking to carry out a suicide blast in Takhar province. (AOP) 

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