In a statement, the National Directorate of Security said the group, which included nine Taliban followers, was arrested while planting explosives behind a hospital in Mehtarlam, the Laghman province capital, Khaama Press reported.
Directorate officials said the militants admitted involvement in Laghman bombing Dec. 1 in which a magnetic bomb was placed on a vehicle that was part of the traffic police fleet.
Khaama Press said Taliban militants have not commented on the directorate's statement.
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