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NDS foil major attack plot by Haqqani network in Khost

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A major attack plot by Haqqani terrorist network was foiled by the Afghan intelligence operatives in eastern Khost province of Afghanistan.

ndsThe Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said a huge cache of weapons and explosives prepared by the terror network for the attack was seized by NDS operatives.

A statement by NDS said the cache was discovered during a joint operation by Afghan National Police from Chargoti village in Alisher district.

The statement further added that the cache included 30 Ak-47 assault rifles, 2 rifles, 3000 rounds of Ak-47 ammunition, 2 Improvised Explosive Device, 4 fake Pakistani vehicle registration plates, 1 van, 5 military uniforms.

NDS in its statement further added that the terror network was looking to use the explosives to carry out coordinated attack in Khost province.

According to NDS, two suspects were also arrested in connection to the attack plot by the Afghan security forces.

This comes as the Afghan intelligence operatives foiled a major attack plot by the terror network on Hamid Karzai International Airport.