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Weapons, army uniforms seized in Kabul

Weapons, army uniforms seized in Kabul

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Apr 19, 2011 - 15:23

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Police arrested two men with weapons and military uniforms in Afghanistaninfo-icon's heavily-fortified capital of Kabul on Tuesday, an official said.

The arms and uniforms were seized in the Khairkhana neighbourhood, the 101st Asmaee police zone crime branch chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.     

Col. Mohammed Zahir said the weapons included 72 Kalashnikov assault rifles, nine heavy machine guns and military gear. It was not immediately clear from where the arms were smuggled into the city.

An investigation had been launched to track down other individuals involved in smuggling the weapons, according to the official, who gave no more details.

Last week, two men were detained in the Chehel Satoon area for smuggling 16 Kalashnikovs and a machine gun in a vehicle from Koh-i-Safi district of central Parwan province to Kabul.

Separately, 20 kilograms of explosives were recovered in Musahi district of Kabul, the police zone said in a statement. Afghan army and police recovered the explosives placed in a jerry cane during a joint operation in the Loy Tangi area.

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