According to an Afghan TV channel, NDS Spokesman Lotfullah Mashal Tuesday while addressing a news conference said that two armed caches have been recovered close to Kabul International Airport.
Mashal said that the Haqqani-linked militants had intended to use the arms depot to attack Kabul International Airport. National security forces have captured the Taliban operator for northern Kapisa province in an operation, he said.
“The Haqqani Network has close ties with terrorist groups in Pakistan. Jaish-e-Mohammad, Harakat-ul-Ansar, Lashkar-e-Tayeba and several other Pakistani extremist groups train people to carry out suicide attacks,” he said.
“A lot of ammunitions were hidden near Kabul Airport to be used for a strong attack against the airport. The weapons cache was recovered and the possible attack was thwarted.”
Meanwhile, a group of kidnappers comprised of five members led by a woman were detained in connection with abduction and anti-government activities in Ghazni province, he said. The National Directorate of Security said that it has also detained a Haqqani-linked commander, who is a Pakistani citizen, along with his two men in Khost province.