Authorities thwart mosque bombing in Jalalabad

Salaam Times

JALALABAD -- Afghan security forces have thwarted a militant plot to attack a mosque in Nangarhar Province, Khaama Press reported Tuesday (October 31).

Security personnel found two mortar rounds that had been placed in a mosque in the 3rd police district of Jalalabad, the provincial government media office said in a statement.

Afghan intelligence helped defuse the mortar rounds, said the statement.

Separately, Afghan forces arrested three suspects accused of plotting a suicide attack with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Jalalabad, according to another statement Tuesday.

The National Directorate of Security arrested the men in Jalalabad's 3rd police district.

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