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3 held for planning attack on Bagram base

3 held for planning attack on Bagram base

Oct 04, 2012 - 13:48

CHARIKAR (PAN):  Intelligence agents have detained three militants planning a suicide attack on the Bagram airbase, a local official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Thursday.

The three militants, including a 25 years old would-be suicide bomber were held on Wednesday evening with an explosives vest in the Qalacha-i-Sokhta area of Bagram, the official said on condition of anonymity.

The would-be bomber hailed from Balkh province, the official said, adding the two others were residents of Parwan province.  The detainees planned to carry out an attack on Afghan and foreign forces on the base. 

According to NDS, up to 96 people have been arrested on charges of anti-government activities over the past six months in the central province.