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Afghanistan detains 18 terrorists, foils attack plot


17:02, November 14, 2011

KABUL, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Afghan security forces have captured 18 militants and thwarted a terrorist attack on parliament, spokesman of National Directorate for Security (NDS) said Monday.

"The personnel of NDS have unearthed a 10-member terrorist group and thus foiled the network's conspiracy to target the parliament," Lutfullah Mashal told a press conference.

A number of arms and ammunition including suicide vests have also been recovered from the possession of the arrested men, he said.

"Four of the members of the network are Pakistani nationals and have been arrested in Kabul," the spokesman of the spy agency said.

All the arrested men have admitted to their involvement in terrorist activities, having link with Taliban and receiving training in Pakistan during investigation, the spokesman added.

Eight more terrorists have been detained during operations in the northern Samangan and Kapisa provinces, the official said.

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