Security forces seize weapons, drugs in Logar raids
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces have captured a huge cache of weapons and drugs in the Azra district of central Logar province, an official said on Saturday.
Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces conducted search operations in Zamankhel and Qasimkhel localities late on Friday.
The raiding parties recovered five Kalashnikovs, 50 rockets, 40 artillery shells, 4,800 machinegun bullets, 22 mortars, nine hand grenades, three binoculars, as many walkie-talkies and some explosives.
Six hundred kilograms of hashish and two vehicles were also seized from the militants by the security personnel, the spokesman added.
He said the Taliban showed some resistance during the raids. In an exchange of gunfire, two insurgents were killed and seven others wounded, Saleh said.
Hameedullah Hameed, the district’s administrative chief, confirmed the incident, saying security forces had captured a large quantity of weapons. He claimed the raids would weaken the Taliban in the area.
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