The Afghan Intelligence operatives have detained at least 27 university students who were affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group and the Taliban group.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the university students were arrested after they torched the national flag and instead raised the flags of ISIS and Taliban group.
NDS said a number of the detained university students also have links with Hezb-e-Islami Party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
The group was looking to organize further illegal demonstrations in a bid to disrupt the situation in Nangarhar and particularly in Nangrhar University, NDS said, adding that the suspects were arrested during a joint operation conducted by Afghan police and intelligence operatives.
The Afghan security forces also confiscated numerous ISIS and Taliban flags along with documents proving their affiliation with the terror groups, NDS added.
Calling the Taliban and ISIS as terror groups, NDS warned of strict actions against those who are supporting and spreading propaganda in favor of the mentioned groups.
Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in a number of its remote districts which have also became a hotbed for the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group.