20
Thu, Jun

Afghan forces foil possible terrorist attack in Mazar-e-Sharif city

North
Typography

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) foiled a possible terrorist attack plot in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the provincial capital of northern Balkh province.


Local officials in Baghlan said at least three suspects were arrested as they were transporting rockets and some other military equipment to Mazar city via Baghlan.
Provincial police chief in Baghlan Gen. Noor Habib Gulbahari said 5 rockets of the Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher, and some other military equipment were loaded in a private car as the suspects were looking to transport them to Mazar city.
Gen. Gulbahari further added that the suspects were on their way from capital Kabul to Mazar city when they were spotted and arrested by the police forces.
No further details were given regarding the possible target of the militants but Gen. Gulbahari said an investigation is underway from the suspects.