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462kgs of explosives seized in Laghman

462kgs of explosives seized in Laghman

Aug 28, 2011 - 15:16

MEHTARLAM (PANinfo-icon): Nearly 462 kilograms of explosives were recovered from a truck by intelligence officials in the eastern province of Laghman, an official said on Sunday.

The truck driver has been detained in connection with the explosives, a National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) official told Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity.

The incident took place Saturday night in Chalmati village on the outskirts of Mehtarlam, the provincial capital. The detainee had been referred to the prosecutor’ office, the official said.

Initial reports showed the explosives meant for terrorist activities had been smuggled into Afghanistaninfo-icon from Pakistaninfo-icon, he said.

Last week, 34 kgs of explosives were captured by intelligence operatives in the Qarghaee district of Laghman.


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