Intelligence agency says men were planning multiple attacks on crowded areas when they were detained in Kabul
Afghan security forces have detained five insurgents with 10,000kg (22,046lb) of explosives, an intelligence agency spokesman says.
The men – three Pakistani citizens and two Afghans – were said to be planning to use the explosives in multiple attacks in crowded areas. They were detained in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
"If this amount of explosives had been used, it could have caused large-scale bloodshed," said Nazari, a spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, who uses one name.
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