3 Taliban bomb experts arrested, attack tunnel destroyed in Afghan provinces

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PUL-E-KHUMRI, May 20, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants attend a surrender ceremony in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, May 20, 2020. Fifteen Taliban militants surrendered and handed over their weapons in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday, as the government has been trying to reconcile the insurgents after more than two decades of insurgency. (Photo by Sahel/Xinhua)
PUL-E-KHUMRI, May 20, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants attend a surrender ceremony in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, May 20, 2020. Fifteen Taliban militants surrendered and handed over their weapons in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday, as the government has been trying to reconcile the insurgents after more than two decades of insurgency. (Photo by Sahel/Xinhua)

Three Taliban bomb experts were arrested and a Taliban’s attack tunnel was destroyed by Afghan army during past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense said Wednesday.

The army personnel arrested Zahidulla and confiscated four sticky bombs and a sedan-type car early Wednesday morning in Paghman district, Kabul province, on western outskirts of the country’s capital, Kabul, the ministry said in a statement.

Two Taliban bomb making experts were arrested during a special operation in western Farah province late on Tuesday, according to the statement.

The arrestees were involved in many cases of mine plantation, with a recent motorbike bomb attack that seriously wounded a civilian in the provincial capital Farah city, the statement added.

The army personnel also destroyed a Taliban attack tunnel in Dehak village, on outskirts of Farah city on Tuesday.

The Taliban militants have not responded to the report so far.

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