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11 members of Haqqani Network arrested

AT-KABUL: Eleven fighters of the Haqqani terrorist network were arrested in Khost province, the intelligence agency said.

The National Directorate of Security said Sunday that its operatives busted Haqqani Network militants before to carry out attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

Eleven AK-47 rifles, 26 other types of weapons, 18 rounds of 82mm rockets, five pistols and 6000 different ammunition were also confiscated from the insurgents, the statement added.

Haqqani militants were involved in a number of terrorist attacks against civilians and security forces in the province.

Moreover, three key members of the terrorist group of Haqqani Network were arrested by security forces in southeastern Paktika province.

According to the sources, the hideout belonged to Sardar, a designated district chief of the Taliban for Geyan district, but during the operation Sardar was not at the compound.

Weapon depot belonged to the insurgents was recovered in the operation.

Thirteen suicide vests, a number of bombs, light and heavy weapons and ammunition were recovered from the depot. In addition to that nine Pakistani identification cards were also found in the depot.

Haqqani network is responsible for several deadly attacks in the country.

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