Taliban bomb maker arrested in S. Afghanistan

19:06, April 12, 2010      

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Afghan Defense Ministry in a statement on Monday announced arresting a Taliban bomb maker in Kandahar province south of Afghanistan.

"Troops with Afghan National Army (ANA) during routine patrol pursued and arrested a militant who is professional in making Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Jalai district on Saturday," the statement added.

According to the statement, the arrested man who was busy in planting explosive device under a bridge, has made over 1,000 IEDs and roadside bombs over the past seven years to target Afghan and international troops and was involved in hundreds of explosions which claimed the lives of innocent Afghans and military forces.

It also said the detainee was handed over to concerned department for investigation.

Taliban militants, whose regime was toppled in a U.S.-led military campaign in late 2001, have heavily rely on homemade bombs and suicide attacks as a multiple suicide bombing carried out by militants today left three bombers dead and injured some civilians injured in Kandahar city the capital of Kandahar province.

Kandahar, the homeland of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, has been the scene of increasing militancy over the past several years.

Source: Xinhua


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