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152 weapons seized from trailer in Nangarhar

152 weapons seized from trailer in Nangarhar

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Dec 13, 2017 - 18:44

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 152 weapons and thousands of bullets have been recovered from a trailer carrying cement in eastern Nangarhar province imported from neighboring Pakistaninfo-icon, intelligence officials said on Wednesday.

The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) personnel showed the seized weapons to media representatives in this capital city, Jalalabad, on Wednesday.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the guns were confiscated by NDS members in Nawi Gomrak area of Behsud district on the Jalalabad-Torkham Highway on Tuesday night.

He said the lorry was loaded with cement bags, in which weapons had been skillfully concealed. He said the guns included 152 various kinds of weapons and 35,325 bullets.

Khogyani said the weapons were to be transferred to insurgents in Jalalabad for subversive activities.

No one has been so far arrested in connection with the weapons; but security forces have launched a search operation.

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