The authorities said that two of those arrested were local shopkeepers, while the third belonged to Kandahar. Meanwhile, Defence Minister A.K Antony had a discussion with his Afghan counter part Abdul Rahim Wardak on the escalating terror attacks. Antony had strongly condemned the attack and asserted that India would "not succumb to pressures" from the Taliban in its endeavor to work for reconstruction of Afghanistan.
"The Center is keenly watching the development. Recently there have been several incidents and this is continuation of that. We did not expect this. The roadwork is almost complete," Antony had said.
A Taliban spokesman called up news agencies in Afghanistan and said that the militia first detonated two mines and then a suicide bomber blew him up.
Nearly 400 BRO personnel are engaged in construction of a crucial 218-km highway between Zaranj and Delaram in Afghanistan as part of India's assistance programme for reconstruction of the war-torn country.