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2 organisers of Imam Zaman Mosque attack held in Kabul

2 organisers of Imam Zaman Mosque attack held in Kabul

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Mar 04, 2018 - 18:04

KABUL (Pajhwok): National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Sunday said it has arrested two notorious Daesh or Islamic State (IS) members involved in planning attacks on Imam Zaman mosque and some other areas in the capital Kabul.

On August 25, 2017, Daesh militants stormed a mosque in Qala-i-Najara area of Kabul, leaving 28 people including four policemen dead and 50 others including nine policemen wounded.

An NDS official, who wished to go unnamed, told reporters in Kabul today that Daesh attack plotters in Kabul, Ehsanullah and the group’s recruitment in charge for the capital, Mohammad Omar were arrested in Kabul last month.

Without giving further information, he said that the two men were residents of northern provinces of the country.

These two men also brought two other men named Abu Zubari Khurasani and Abu Jandullah Uzbaki from Nangarhar province to Kabul, who carried out attack on Imam Zaman Mosque, the source said.

He said that the two detainees were responsible for planning all Daesh attacks in Kabul city. Mohammad Omar has graduated from computer science faculty and was also involved in cyber crimes, NDS added.

The official said that the two Daesh members recruited nearly 20 people, most of them university students, and then sent them to Nangarhar and some others to Jawzjan province for working with the rebel group.

NDS did not show the detainees to journalists but it shared a video clip that shows statements of the two Daesh members.

Mohammad Omar, one of the detainees in the video clip says that he and Ehsanullah allied with Daesh militants and brought two Afghans named Abu Zubair Khurasani and Abu Jandullah Uzbaki from Nangarhar to Kabul for carrying attacks.

He said that the attack on Imam Zaman mosque was carried out by the two men brought by them from Nangarhar province.

Ehsanullah, another man in the video also said that he and Mohammad Omar were supporters of Daesh.

NDS said that it detained dozens of IS militants in different areas of the country over the last four months. It said attacks carried out by Daesh in Kabul were organized by a triangle (Lashkar-I-Taiba, Haqqani Network and Daesh).

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