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Trained in Kohat Pakistan, suicide bomber arrested before attack in Paktika

A suicide bomber was arrested before he manage to carry out an attack in Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the suicide bomber was arrested during a special operation from the vicinity of Orgun district.

A statement by NDS said the detained bomber has been identified as Abdul Wali and was looking to carr out an attack using the explosives vest in Orgun city.

NDS further added that the detained bomber has confessed he spent around a month in Kohat of Pakitan and was then sent to Waziristan for further training.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Militants belonging to the Taliban insurgents and Haqqani terrorist network are actively operating in southeastern provinces, including the Paktika province.

Haqqani network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani. The group is allied with al-Qaida and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region.

The network is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Waziristan, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.

The Haqqani network is believed to be operating from its safe havens located in Pakistan as the Afghan officials have long been criticizing Pakistan for allowing the network to use the Pakistani soil to plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan. -KP


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