The National Directorate of Security (NDS) arrested a 10-member group allegedly involved in attack on the First Vice President Amrullah Saleh in which over 10 civilians were killed on September 9.
The NDS said in a statement that the group was linked with Daesh and Haqqani network and wanted to conduct another attack on the first vice president and an attack on establishments of the Defense Ministry.
The NDS added that the group was also involved in “many other” security incidents.
The attack on Saleh happened when he was on his way to his office on September 9. The attack left over 20 others wounded.
It was the second time that Saleh has survived an attack.
On July 27, 2019, the office of the political movement, Green Trend, which Saleh heads, was attacked while Saleh was meeting with members of the group. It happened the day before the presidential election campaign started in the country. It left over 20 people dead and over 50 wounded.
At least four attackers were involved in the siege which started with a car bombing around 4:40 pm Kabul time on Sunday. It targeted the Green Trend office, a political movement run by Mr. Saleh, in Shaheed Circle in Kabul’s PD4, in an area surrounded by civilian houses, a university, and a small township.
Saleh was in his office among approximately 100 people when the attack happened. He was quickly evacuated from the area.