The Afghan army personnel found attack tunnels near an army base in northern Kunduz province and captured three militants, foiling an attack against the facility, an army source said on Saturday.

Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Sept. 8, 2016. One civilian was killed and three others injured as a bicycle bomb planted by militants went off in Kabul on Thursday, police said. (Xinhua/Jawid Omid)
Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Sept. 8, 2016. One civilian was killed and three others injured as a bicycle bomb planted by militants went off in Kabul on Thursday, police said. (Xinhua/Jawid Omid)
“On a tip-off, army soldiers launched an operation in Ismahil Qishlaq locality, Imam Sahib District on Friday and detained three militants. The captured men were digging out two tunnels near an army base from a residential area, but their vicious aim to attack the base has been foiled,” Ghulam Hazrat Karimi, spokesman of army’s Division 20 Pamir based in the northern region, told Xinhua.

The trio were transferred to an army base for further questioning and the tunnels were destroyed, the source added.

The Kunduz province has been the scene of heavy clashes over the past couple of months as Taliban militants have been trying to challenge the government forces in the once relatively peaceful region. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh