The Afghan national security forces foiled at least 473 major terrorist attack plots during the election day in Afghanistan.
Afghan intelligence – national directorate of security (NDS) chief, Rahmatullah Nabil said Saturday that Lashkar-e-Taiba and Haqqani Network militants were looking to carry out coordinated attacks in various parts of the country during the election runoff day.
Nabil further added that the Afghan national security forces carried out at least 60 military operations to thwart the militants attacks.
He said the militants were looking to carry out at least 1,000 terrorist attacks in six different zones of the country including Kandahar, Helmand and Herat provinces.
In the meantime, Afghan army chief of staff, Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi said Afghan national security forces managed to thwart the major attack plots by having close coordination.
Gen. Karimi further added that the Afghan security forces suffered casualties mostly due to improvised explosive device (IED) attacks.
He also added that the enemies of Afghanistan suffered heavy casualties during the operations by Afghan security forces.