Afghan security intercepts insurgents with 10,000 kilograms of explosives

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 21, 2012 2:53 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces have detained five insurgents in the capital, Kabul, with 10,000 kilograms of explosives they intended to use in multiple attacks in crowded areas, an intelligence agency spokesman said on Saturday.

"If this amount of explosives had been used, it could have caused large-scale bloodshed," National Directorate of Security spokesman Nazari, who uses one name, said.

He said three of the men detained were Pakistani citizens, while two were Afghans.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)