14 terrorists captured over past week: Afghan official

09:57, May 12, 2011      

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Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) or intelligence service has captured 14 terrorists over the past week and thus foiled a series of subversive attacks, spokesman for the intelligence agency Lutfullah Mashal said Wednesday.

"These terrorists have been arrested during series of operations in different provinces," Mashal told newsmen at a press conference here.

He said that among those arrested is a four-member group that was assigned to target a parliament member Abdul Rasoul Sayaf in Kabul while another two-member group had planed to assassinate the Consul General of India in eastern Jalalabad city.

There are a Pakistani and a Nepali citizen among the 14 arrested men, Mashal further said.

Afghanistan has been facing increasing Taliban-linked militancy recently. The Taliban insurgents who often target government interests, in a surprise move attacked several government departments in southern Kandahar city on Saturday, leaving over 60 people dead and injured.

Source: Xinhua
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