The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the suicide bomber has been identified as Hafiz-ur-Rehman son of Mohammad Nabi who wanted to carry out an attack in Asadbad city.
According to a statement by NDS, Hafiz-ur-Rehman was arrested before he manage to carry out the attack
The detained bomber has confessed that he received terrorist attack trainings by Punjabi terrorists in Peshawar city of Pakistan and was deployed to Kunar for the attack.
NDS further added that a truck filled with explosives was confiscated during a separate operation from Soki district of Kunar province.
According to NDS, the militant groups were looking to use the explosives for a series of terrorist attacks in Kunar province.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.
The arrest of the suicide bomber by intelligence operatives comes as the Afghan officials have long been criticizing Pakistan for allowing the terrorist groups to use its soil to plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan.
The Afghan officials are saying that the leadership networks of the Taliban group and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are based in Peshawar and Quetta cities of Pakistan. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES