Afghan police find 100 kg explosive, arrest 2 in Kabul

KABUL, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan National Police found 100 kg explosive materials and arrested two suspects in eastern side of Kabul, reported local media Ariana News TV Saturday.

"The seizure took place late Thursday night in Pul-i-Charkhi locality. The terrorists tried to transport the explosive together with nearly 3,000 time bomb fuse sets for using the materials in terrorist attacks," Haqnawaz Haqyar, deputy police chief of Kabul, was quoted in the report as saying.

The arrested were shifted to concerned department for questioning, according to the report.

The capital city with a population of nearly 5 million has been hit by series of terror attacks over the past couple of years.

On Jan. 4, 13 police were killed and 18 people were injured when a suicide bomber of Islamic State extremist group struck a protest along a road in central neighborhood of Kabul.

[ Editor: meng ]


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