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A group of 5 suicide bombers arrested in Laghman

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(Last Updated On: December 26, 2013)

The National Directorate Security (NDS) has said, a group of 5 suicide bombers were      arrested in Mehtarlam city of Laghman Province.

Among the 5 suicide bombers one of them was planning to explode himself and the car near the Provincial palace.

The press release indicated that The National Directorate Security press office has said to media that 140 Kilo gram of explosive items had been placed in a Toyota corolla type of car.

The above mentioned office added that the arrested persons have confiscated during the investigation on their crimes they were intended to commit and their leader named Samiullah.

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Security forces thwart Taliban attack, kill 36 in Kandahar

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(Last Updated On: January 14, 2021)

At least 36 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with the Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, police said.

 Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police told Ariana News that the clashes took place in the Bagh-e-Pul area at the outskirt of the provincial capital Kandahar city.

Barikzai said the Taliban wanted to carry out an attack on Kandahar city. He added that the Afghan forces launched an operation and thwarted the Taliban attack.

He did not provide details about the casualties of security forces.  

The Taliban has not yet commented.     

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Ghor councillor suspected of assassinations killed in skirmish

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(Last Updated On: January 14, 2021)

Ezatullah Bek, a member of the provincial council of Ghor, was killed in clashes with the National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces on Thursday, the intelligence agency said in a statement.

According to the statement, the Special Unit of the NDS attempted to arrest Bek, who was a suspect in the assassination of both Abdul Rahman Atshan, the deputy provincial council head of Ghor, and Bismillah Adil Aimaq, a local journalist.

The NDD stated: “Instead of surrendering, Ezatullah Bek opened fire on the forces involved in the operation,” and was killed in the exchange of fire.

Earlier, Ghor police told Ariana News that Ezatullah Bek was arrested following clashes with the NDS forces.

Nek Mohammad Nekzad, security director of Ghor told Ariana News that the clashes occurred on Thursday morning, in which an NDS member was killed and two bodyguards of Bek were wounded.

Bismillah Adil, a journalist and civil society activist in Ghor, was gunned down in Feroz Koh city, the center of the province, on January 1, 2021.

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Road in Helmand’s Nawa district cleared of insurgents

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(Last Updated On: January 13, 2021)

Helmand provincial police chief Wali Jan Sarhadi said Wednesday that Afghan security and defense forces have cleared the Nawa district road of insurgents and that the road has reopened to traffic.

According to him, a joint operation has also now been launched to clear Nawa district and will continue until the district is completely cleared of insurgents.

Sarhadi said the situation in Helmand province is good and Afghan forces were able to reopen the road to Nawa district to the general public and inflict heavy casualties on the enemy.

“At least 160 insurgents, including local opposition commanders Mullah Qasim, Mullah Ibrahim, Mullah Rozi, Mullah Abdul Salam and Mullah Mohammad Nabi, were killed and 55 others were wounded in the operation,” Sarhadi said.

“Their ammunition and weapons have also been seized by the security forces,” Sarhadi said.

He added that during the operation, Afghan forces were able to detect and neutralize about 200 land mines along the way.

Sarhadi says that the enemies have severely damaged the public road and do not allow the local residents to use it.

He promised however to suppress the enemy in all parts of Helmand province and says they plan to launch a clean-up operation in Bolan, Chahangir and Nad Ali districts soon.

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