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Afghan Forces Arrest Suspected ISIS Recruiter, Trio Behind Kabul Attack That Killed 150

Afghan Forces Arrest Suspected ISIS Recruiter, Trio Behind Kabul Attack That Killed 150 by Phillip Walter Wellman - Stars & Stripes

Three men suspected of being responsible for the deadliest terrorist attack in Kabul and another man accused of recruiting hundreds of Islamic State fighters were arrested on Saturday, the national intelligence agency said.

Mohammad Sharif, Mohammad Jawed and Ghulam Mustafa, members of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, were described by the National Directorate of Security as the masterminds of the May 2017 attack outside Kabul’s Green Zone that killed 150 people.

A truck bomb was used in the attack, which destroyed the German Embassy and was felt at the nearby U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters buildings…

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