The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Wednesday in a statement said that 11 members of Haqqani network were arrested during an NDS operation in Kabul.
According to the NDS’s statement the suspects were arrested in PD 5, PD 12, Bagrami and Paghman districts of Kabul province.
This group of Haqqani members had been involved in terrorist activities, the planting of mines, assassination of government officials and of influence people, the statement said.
This comes just a day after the Taliban announced the death of Mawalawi Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of Haqqani network.
The statement noted that he had be ill and bed-ridden for a few years. However no details were given as to exactly when he died, or where he died.
Haqqani had not been heard from in several years and reports of his death had been widespread in 2015.
In 2001 he voluntarily gave up the operational leadership of the group to one of his sons, Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is now deputy leader of the Taliban.
In the current insurgency against NATO and Afghan government, the Haqqani network has been responsible for some of the deadliest attacks in Kabul.
Haqqani has at least seven sons who are, Sirajuddin Haqqani, Badruddin Haqqani, Nasiruddin Haqqani, Mohammed Haqqani, Omar Haqqani, Aziz Haqqani and Anas Haqqani.