22:07 GMT06 August 2020
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    KABUL (Sputnik) - Two suspected suicide bombers wearing female clothing were captured Thursday near the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar region, an army commander stated.

    "Two suicide bombers wearing burqas … were detained in the Pirakhel area of the Khogyani district today", Mohammad Karim Niazi, who is a commander of the Afghan Army's 4th brigade in Nangarhar, said.

    The suspects were travelling in the company of a woman and a child.

    Niazi identified the men as Abdul Rahim and Majnon.

    The commander said they confessed to being members of the Taliban* militant group. According to Niazi, they had targets in Jalalabad, east of Baghdad.

    The Taliban has been waging a war against the Afghan government for decades, challenging security and stability in the region. The group is especially active in the central and western parts of the country.

    *Taliban is a terrorist group banned in Russia

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