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Official says Afghan intelligence thwart rocket attack on capital

Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Information obtained by Afghan intelligence gathering foiled an attempted rocket attack on Kabul, officials in Afghanistan said Tuesday.

Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security said in a statement intelligence operatives found and seized four BM-21 Grad missiles during an operation in the Khak-e-Jabar district of Kabul province, Khaama Press reported.

The directorate said the successful operation thwarted the militants' plan to fire the rockets at the capital city.

Elsewhere, the Afghan Interior Ministry said Tuesday three suspected militants were arrested and munitions seized during an operation in Paghman district.

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