Three Taliban militants tasked to kill govt. officials arrested in Afghanistan

, 4:52 PM IST

Kabul : The National Directorate of Security (NDS) of Afghanistan have arrested three Taliban militants assigned by the group to kill local government officials and tribal elders as well as religious clerics in southern Helmand province.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said the three arrested militants were assigned by Taliban group leader Mullah Nemat to carry out the assassination of the officials, elders and religious clerics, reports the Khaama Press.

The militants were planning to carry out the assassinations in Nad-e-Ali district.

The statement said that intelligence operatives confiscated a pistol with a silencer and 10 hand grenades from the detained militants.

So far, the Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report.(ANI)