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PublishDate: Saturday, February 8, 2014 18:29

Afghan intelligence foil suicide car bombing in Kunar

Kunar is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where Taliban militants are openly operating in its various districts and frequently carry out insurgency attacks against the Afghan security forces.

The Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) foiled a suicide car bombing plot in eastern Kunar province. 

National Directorate of Security (NDS) following a statement said Saturday that the Afghan intelligence operatives seized a vehicle packed with explosives in Asadabad district. 

The statement further added that the militants were looking to carry out a suicide attack using the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Asadbad district. 

According to the NDS officials, the suspected suicide bomber “Mohammad Khan” was also arrested by Afghan intelligence operatives along with the vehicle laden with explosives. 

The officials also added that Mohabbat Khan is the resident of eastern Kunar province and is currently in the custody of Afghan intelligence operatives for further invesgigation. 

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far. 

Kunar is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where Taliban militants are openly operating in its various districts and frequently carry out insurgency attacks against the Afghan security forces.

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