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Seized military equipment not belong to MoD: Waziri

Seized military equipment not belong to MoD: Waziri

Mar 17, 2016 - 17:37

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The military equipment and parts of helicopters, which had recently been prevented from being smuggled to Pakistaninfo-icon, did not belong to the Ministry of Defence, an official said on Thursday.

The military equipment and helicopter parts were recovered by Afghan security personnel a few days ago from containers on the Torkham-Jalalabad road.

The equipment and parts, donated by India to the Afghan government, were seized in the Momandara district of Nangarhar, a source close to the governor’s office had told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Some individuals were trying to smuggle the equipment to Pakistan, but the security forces frustrated their bid, the source had said. The items were shifted to the customs department, then National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) before being dispatched to Kabul.

MoD spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri told Pajhwok Afghan News on Thursday that some people had attempted to betray the country by smuggling the military equipment and spare parts to Pakistan, but the National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel had prevented their bid.

“They were parts of old helicopters and military vehicles which don’t belong to the ministry. It might belong to foreign forces,” he said.

Foreign troops in Afghanistaninfo-icon are yet to comment regarding the issue



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