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Kabul: Two arrested for planning attacks with magnetic bombs

Bangladesh Live News | @indiablooms | 21 Jul 2018

Kabul: Two arrested for planning attacks with magnetic bombs
Kabul, July 21: Security forces have arrested two people from Kabul city in Afghanistan on charges of planning attacks with the help of the magnetic bombs, media reports said on Saturday.

The Criminal Investigation Department was quoted as saying by Khaama Press that the two suspects were held from the vicinity of the 3rd police district of the city.


The source further told Khaama Press of Afghanistan that the two individuals were arrested as they were planning to plant magnetic bombs in governmental vehicles.


No terrorist group has commented on the issue so far.


Casualty figure in Afghanistan:


The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan hit a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month’s unprecedented ceasefire between the Afghan Government and the Taliban, the United Nations reported on Sunday.


According to the latest figures released on Sunday by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, known as UNAMA, there were 5,122 civilian casualties (1,692 deaths and 3,430 injured) in teh first six months of 2018 – a three per cent overall decrease in casualties from last year.


But civilian deaths were up by one per cent, the most recorded in the same time period since UNAMA began documentation of civilian casualties in 2009.

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