Suicide attack foiled on girls school in Kabul

Khaama Press, July 25, 2016

A suicide attack has been foiled on a girl’s school in Kabul after a would-be suicide bomber was arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the bomber was arrested during a clash with the intelligence operatives in central Logar province.

According to a statement by NDS, the bomber has been identified as Bakhtulllah and was arrested after he sustained injuries during the gun battle in Khushi district.

The statement further added that Bakhtullah has confessed he was appointed for the attack by a Haqqani terrorist network commander for the attack.

Bakhtullah has also confessed he was trained for the attack by a Punjabi terrorist in Miranshah shortly after he was deployed in Peshawar city.

According to NDS, the suicide bomber was looking to target the Char Asiab girl’s school in Kabul before he was arrested.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

No further details were given on why the suicide bomber was looking to target the girl’s school although attacks by the anti-government armed militants on schools have not been rare.

Haqqani network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani. The group is allied with al-Qaida and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region.

The Haqqani terrorist network is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Waziristan, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.