5 suspected insurgents detained in Farah
ZARANJ (PAN): Five suspected insurgents were detained in western Farah province along with weapons, ammunition and military uniforms, officials said on Wednesday.
The suspects were seized in a house in Bala Blook district of the province along with two Kalashnikovs, 18 magazines, nine military uniforms, three pairs of military boots, 1 suicide vest, two bayonets, two grenades, some explosives, four explosive capsules and one remote control, Brig. Gen. Saeed Mohammad Rushandel, provincial chief of security, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The suspected insurgents planned to use the weapons for destructive purposes, he added.
Meanwhile, security officials in southwestern Nimroz province said they defused two roadside bombs in Khashroad district and recovered one Kalashnikov, one gun, one pistol, four mortar shells and five fuses for land-to-air rockets from Kung district of the province. No one has been arrested in connection with the cache, they said.
The Taliban claimed to have fired three rockets at a house in Khashroad district where coalition and governmental officials were meeting, causing casualties, but local officials rejected the claim.
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