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Man arrested on charge of plotting to target religious scholar in Herat

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KABUL: A terrorist allegedly planned to assassinate a religious scholar was arrested in western Herat province, security officials said on Monday.

The Afghan National Police arrested the suspect who wanted to assassinate a scholar by gunshot in PD 6th of Herat city, Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

It is worth mentioning that recently the terrorists beside security forces and civilians, have also started targeting Ulemas as in the past three months a number of high profile religious scholars in different provinces were targeted and killed. Two prominent religious scholars were also shot dead in Kabul.

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