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FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The 207th Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition special operations forces destroyed an explosives cache near the Khak-e Safed village, July 2.

The cache, which was located a few kilometers from the village, contained six five-gallon jugs of ammonium nitrate based homemade explosives.

In addition, the entrance to the cache site was rigged with a pressure plate improvised explosive device and an anti-tampering device to deter intruders.

A coalition SOF team member reported the anti-tampering device had wires connected to the PPIED rigged to explode if anyone dug to expose the pressure plate.

Combined forces successfully destroyed the cache without incurring civilian injuries or resulting in any property damage.

Another coalition SOF team member reported the destruction of the cache contributes to the Afghan citizens’ perception and realization that the Government of Afghanistan, through Afghan National Security Forces, is providing security for the villagers.


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Date Taken:07.06.2011

Date Posted:07.06.2011 08:43

Location:FARAH PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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