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2 Pakistani men detained with explosives in Nangarhar

2 Pakistani men detained with explosives in Nangarhar

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May 11, 2016 - 10:17

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Two Pakistani citizens have been detained with a huge quantity of explosives in Afghanistaninfo-icon’s eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Wednesday.

“Afghan border guards arrested the two men with 9700 kilograms of ammonium nitrate in Torkham border town,” a paramilitary official confided to Pajhwok Afghan News.

The banned fertilizer, which is often used by insurgents in home-made bombs, was seized from a vehicle carrying fresh fruits. The men were allegedly smuggling the explosives to Afghanistan.

Last month, a huge quantity of explosives was recovered from a mosqueinfo-icon in the Khewa district of Nangarhar.Security forces defused the explosives aimed to target worshippers.

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