Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Tuesday rejected involvement of the chief of Meshrano Jirga in suicide attacks.
Provincial chief of the NDS, Gen. Dad Muhammad, told senators that neither Fazal Hadi Muslimyar nor his brother provided shelter to suicide attackers.
The statement came after the deputy speaker of Wolesi Jirga Zahir Qadeer, and an MP from Kandahar Lalai Hameedzai, alleged that Fazul Hadi Muslimyar and his brother have kept suicide attackers in their homes in Nangarhar who were detained in a joint operation by the US forces and the second unit of NDS.
Gen. Dad Muhammad confirmed that an operation in two phases was conducted in Nangarhar. The operation was launched on April 2.
He said that Muslimyar’s brother house was searched for suspects and a person was arrested, but was released when proved innocent. “He was not a suicide attacker. Later, the second unit of the NDS arrested two suspects, one was identified as Inaamullah. A silencer-fitted pistol and amine were recovered from his position. He was arrested from Masjid-e-Bilal in Bihsod district of Nangarhar province,” the provincial chief of the NDS said.
He added that Inaamullah was planning to carry out suicide attack on the grand mosque of Nangarhar.
After successful interrogation, three other militants were detained who were involved in assassination of Angiza Shinwari, a member of the provincial council, in the attack on the Kabul Bank branch, and attack on police bus, carrying instructors.
He said the alleged terrorists were from Kot and Khogiani districts of Nangarhar, and none of them had links with Muslimyar or his brother.