Five Pakistani ‘militants’ held in Afghanistan
KABUL: Five Pakistanis suspected of planning attacks in Afghanistan’s south have been arrested, said Afghan police on Thursday.
Provincial police chief Alah Yar said the men had crossed from Pakistan into Zabul and were arrested on Wednesday while travelling by bus to Kandahar. They were seized on a tip-off from US-led forces who had them under surveillance, said Shahr-e-Safa police chief Ghulam Mohammed Aka.
“The five have confessed that they were commissioned and given money for bombing in Afghanistan by a Pakistani, Mullah Tahir,” he said, adding that the Pakistanis had been handed over to coalition forces for further interrogation. afp