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3,250 kg of explosives seized in Nangarhar

Security & Crime


3,250 kg of explosives seized in Nangarhar

Jul 03, 2013 - 17:02

KABULinfo-icon/HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): Thousands of kilograms of explosives were seized by intelligence personnel in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday, the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) said.

In a string of operation in the province, 3,250 kilograms of ammonium nitrate were recovered, a statement from the spy service said. The fertiliser used in homemade bombs has been banned by the government.

The intelligence personnel also seized a large quantity of ammunitions from a vehicle in Jalalabad, the provincial capital. A man was rescued from his kidnappers in Surkhrod district, the statement added. One suspected kidnapper was detained. 

In western Herat province, a drug laboratory was destroyed in Kohsan district. An Iranian citizen was detained with dozens of kilograms of drugs produced by the lab, the provincial police chief told reporters.



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