Afghan officials said Saturday that security forces have taken five militants into custody who brought explosives into the country from Pakistan and planned to use them in an attack on Kabul. Eleven tons of explosives were seized along with the alleged conspirators. The arrests come a week after a series of attack by the Taliban-centered on Kabul that was squashed by Afghan security forces. Three other militants were arrested separately for plotting to assassinate the vice president, officials said.
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