Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:3PM
Afghan security forces in Kabul. (File photo)

Afghan security forces in Kabul. (File photo)

Afghan forces have thwarted a set of terror attacks on the capital Kabul as they captured five militants in connection with the scheme, officials say. The attacks were reportedly aimed at targeting the parliament building and the residence of second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili, Afghanistan's intelligence agency said. According to Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, one of the five was a Pakistani national and the group was in possession of Afghan army uniforms and Pakistani identity documents. "The evidence indicates they had connections with the terrorists beyond the border with Pakistan," the agency said. A large cache of explosives and ammunition was also seized from them in the overnight operation. Meanwhile, a roadside bomb earlier on Sunday, in the eastern Laghman Province has left a district governor and three of his guards dead. Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of about 130,000 US-led forces in the country. YH/SZH/JR
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