11 terrorists arrested: Afghan official

09:49, July 11, 2010      

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Personnel of Afghan National Security Directorate (NSD) have arrested 11 terrorists including six suicide bombers in Afghan capital Kabul over the past couple of weeks and thus thwarted bloody attacks there, NSD spokesman Seyd Ansari said Saturday.

"A group of six terrorist under command of Mohammad Zahid was arrested late June," Ansari told a press conference here.

Spokesman for intelligence body also added that the group had organized several attacks in Kabul. The personnel of NSD also seized over 450 kg of explosive material and a car expected to be used in suicide attacks, from their possession. Ansari said.

Ansari also added that Mohammad Zahid had confessed that he had organized series of attacks on Afghan and NATO-led forces' convoys and outposts in Sayed Karam district of eastern Paktia province.

According to Ansari four more terrorists were also arrested by NSD in Afghan capital Kabul very recently.

Another terrorist Ali Akbar was arrested in the country's eastern Nangarhar province week ago, he added.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops based in Afghanistan have yet to make comment.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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