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Destined for Taliban in Ghazni, 179 weapons seized in Paktika

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Destined for Taliban in Ghazni, 179 weapons seized in Paktika

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Nov 15, 2018 - 15:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives seized nearly 180 weapons and arrested an arms smuggler in Sarobi district of southeastern Paktika province, the spy service said on Thursday.

In a statement, the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) said its personnel captured the weapons from a vehicle in Sapidar area of the district.

The forces detained Asmatullah who had skillfully hidden the weapons in a vehicle and wanted to transfer the arms to Ghazni province for Talibaninfo-icon militants.

The statement alleged the weapons including 168 pistols, seven Kalashnikovs, other kinds of rifles and 4,000 bullets had been brought from across the Durand Lineinfo-icon.

There has been so far no word from the Taliban in this regard.

sa/ma

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