105 terrorists including two Pakistani citizens and two suicide bombers have been arrested during 32 joint operations conducted by Afghan security forces within last five weeks, said Abdulrahman Rahimi, police chief of Nangarhar province.
The local official also said that 141 militants were killed and 10 others wounded in these operations.
According to him, a large amount of explosives consist of suicide vests, bomb making tools munitions of the militants was also seized by Afghan security forces.
As he stated, the operations were conducted over the course of past five weeks in Achin, Batikot, Mohmand Dara, Lalpoor, Chaparhar, Khogyani and Pachiragam districts of the eastern Nangarhar province.
The provincial police chief further noted that a weapons depot of Islamic State or Daesh terror group was also discovered in Kot district where a huge amount of explosives and munitions belonging to the group was stored in.
He further added that 164 people were also arrested for having hand in 122 criminal cases across the province.
Unknown Gunmen Abduct Head of a Private TV in Nangarhar
Engineer Zalmay, the head of a private TV network has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar, an official said on Tuesday.
Provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana News that Engineer Zalmay, the Head of Enakas Radio and Television Network abducted in PD4 of Jalalabad city while he was on his way from office to home.
According to the official, the armed men have killed his driver after stopping his vehicle.
Mr. Zalmay was in charge of the National Radio and Television of Nangarhar, the state-run network, before the establishment of his private channel.
Nangarhar is among the volatile provinces in east of Afghanistan where both Taliban and Daesh insurgent groups are actively operating in a number of its districts.
Afghan Forces Retake Kohistan District of Faryab Province
Afghan security forces have recaptured Kohistan district of Faryab province late on Friday, an official confirmed.
Mohammad Hanif Rezai, a spokesman for the 209th military corps said that at least 33 Taliban militants including two commanders of the group were killed and 13 others wounded during an operation which was conducted for recapturing of the district.
He added that the Afghan commando forces have destroyed several bases of the insurgents and seized a large number of weapons and ammunitions.
According to the official, forces from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission also assisted the Afghan forces during the operation.
Faryab is among the insecure provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban militants are actively operating in a number of its districts and usually carrying out attacks against government forces.
Taliban has not made a comment about the report yet.
Bomb Blast Targets Voter Registration Center in Jalalabad City
A bomb blast has reportedly targeted a voter registration center in the 4th Police District of Jalalabad, the capital city of the eastern Nangarhar province.
The voter registration center was established in a mosque in the area where many residential houses also located in.
“One policeman and seven civilians were wounded in the incident”, spokesperson of Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana News.
According to the local official, the explosives had been placed in a Zarang type motorcycle and the vehicle exploded through a remote control instrument in the area.
He further noted that all the wounded people have already been transferred to the provincial hospital in Jalalabad City.
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