Two suspects were arrested by security forces on charges of attacking government officials and the Afghan military in various provinces, a statement by the First Vice President’s Office reads.
The statement says both suspects are Taliban members.
One of them, Agha Mohammad, confessed that he was in prison for four years up until 2020 during which time he met Qari Faigullah, a Taliban member, who asked him to participate in killing government employees, specifically Taj Mohammad, a police officer at Takhar Police Headquarters who was involved in imprisoning the Taliban member, the statement said.
Agha Mohammad also confessed that he planned to travel to Takhar to target the police officer and other government employees but was arrested by security forces, the statement added.
Another suspect, Samiullah, confessed that he joined the Taliban one and a half years ago, according to the statement.
The statement said that Samiullah also confessed to being involved in four bombing attacks in Kabul with one targeting a police vehicle in Kabul’s District 16, another targeting a police vehicle in the Karte Naw area in Kabul’s District 8, another targeting an army vehicle in Bagrami district and another targeting a police vehicle in Kabul’s District 8.
The statement added that Samiullah confessed that his cousin, Nooruddin, carried out six explosions targeting government employees.