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Five tonnes of explosive seized in Zabul

Five tonnes of explosive seized in Zabul

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Oct 15, 2011 - 16:06

QALAT (PANinfo-icon): Five tonnes of explosives were seized and two militants arrested with arms during operations by Afghan and ISAFinfo-icon forces in southern Zabul province, officials said on Saturday.

The explosives packed in 90 sacks and buried in a remote mountainous area were recovered in Nawbahar district on Friday, Deputy Governor Muhammad Jan Rasulyar told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said 30 sacks were packed with dynamites and 60 others with ammonium nitrate, a chemical fertiliser that could be used in making bombs.

Two militants were arrested with weapons in another operation in the Gajoi village of Shah Joi district by a joint force on Friday night, said Col. Ghulam Gilani Farahi, the deputy police chief said.

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