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News: Afghan Security Forces seize weapons, explosive devices in Paktika

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PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan— Afghan security forces seized insurgent weapons and improvised explosive devices during a presence patrol in Orgun district, Paktika province, March 13.

An Afghan Village Response Unit commander said his unit engineers breached a small, subterranean room and discovered four IEDs, 200 IED fuses, two rocket propelled grenades launchers, 14 rocket propelled grenades, a SPG-9 Russian made anti-tank recoilless rifle, seven 82 millimeter mortar rounds and a Russian made heavy machine gun along with an unknown quantity of explosive material.

The VRU also destroyed the IEDs onsite.

The Afghan led operation included coalition adviser participation.


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Date Taken:03.13.2014

Date Posted:03.15.2014 05:04

Location:PAKTIKA PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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