A Pakistani family having links with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has been arrested while three suicide bombing vests have been confiscated in separate operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani told reporters Wednesday that a Pakistani man identified as Mohammad Afzal, who is originally a resident of Lahore city of Pakistan, was arrested with his wife and two children as they were trying to return to Pakistan.
Khogyani further added that the family was arrested in Bandar area of Achin district before they manage to use the Torkham gate to return to their country.
In the meantime, Khogyani said the Afghan intelligence operatives confiscated three suicide bombing vests during a separate operation in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar.
He said the vests contained potent explosives of HME type that could inflict heavy casualties and massive damages in the event the vests were used by the militants during the attacks.