Kabul: As many as 11 members of the Haqqani network were arrested on Wednesday by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) in an operation in Kabul.
In a statement, the NDS said that the Haqqani network members were arrested from PD 5, PD 12, Bagrami and Paghman districts of the Kabul province, TOLO News reported.
The statement underlined that the group was involved in various terror activities, planting land mines, assassinating government officials and influential individuals, etc.
The NDS confiscated an AK-47 rifle, a pistol, three kilograms of explosives and a motorcycle, reported Khaama Press. The captured members have been identified as Momin Khan, Azizullah, Sardar Wali, Hamid, Mustafa, Mir Agha, Mohammad Rasool, Nawab, Lal Agha, Munir, and Ehsanullah.
The Haqqani network or the Taliban have not yet responded to the operation.
The capture comes a day after the Afghanistan Taliban issued a statement to announce the death of the founder of the Haqqani network, Jalaluddin Haqqani.
The Haqqani network is responsible for some of the deadliest attack in Kabul in recent times.