Taliban IED planter arrested in Herat province


A Taliban militant who was planting Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was arrested during an operation of the Afghan security forces in Herat, Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Taliban IED planter was arrested in Pashtun Zarghoon district of the province.

The statement further added that the IED planter who was attempting to plant a remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device in Pashtun Zarghoon district to target the security forces was arrested by police forces of the district.

The statement further added that the detained terrorist has confessed that he was planting an IED on a roadside in Pashtun Zarghoon during the preliminary investigations.

He has also confessed that he was involved in various other criminal incidents including armed robberies and rape.

The militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the arrest of the IED planter so far.

It is worth mentioning that Herat province has a huge Shia community that has been directly targeted by terrorists like Taliban terrorist group and other militant groups.



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