Afghan forces arrest 31 Haqqani network suspects

Staff Report

BALKH, Afghanistan -- Afghan forces arrested 31 suspected members of the terrorist Haqqani network and seized a Taliban bomb factory, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in separate statements, according to Khaama Press.

NDS personnel detained the Haqqani Network suspects in two operations in Khost Province, the NDS said Wednesday (January 18), adding that its officers seized various weapons including 50 magnetic bombs.

The Taliban factory in Balkh Province was used to provide improvised explosive devices and other terrorist weapons, the NDS said Tuesday (January 17).

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