News: Afghan led patrol confiscates weapons cache in Day Kundi
DAY KUNDI, AFGHANISTAN – An Afghan National Security Force-led patrol confiscated a stockpile of weapons and ammunition north of the Nowa Mesh bazaar, Kajran district, June 8.
The patrol, consisting of Afghan National Army special forces soldiers, Afghan Local Police, and coalition representatives discovered the weapons cache inside a home while on a mission to resolve a local land dispute.
“The Afghan led patrol uncovered a collection of military-grade ordnance and equipment consisting of over 500 rounds of heavy machine gun ammunition and 300 rounds of AK-47 assault rifle ammunition,” said a coalition representative. “They also confiscated an Afghan National Army [ANA] uniform, five sets of tactical gear, a modified AK-47 assault rifle, which was configured to use a 100-round drum magazine and five hand grenades.”
The coalition representative added this was a fine example of ANSF working together for positive results on the battlefield.
“As the region evolves over the coming years, continued interaction between ANASF, Afghan Uniformed Police [AUP] and ALP will be critical to maintaining the gains made in the Kajran district,” said the coalition representative. “This successful operation will serve to build unit confidence and show the residents of Day Kundi province that the ANSF are fully capable of conducting independent operations.”
Date Posted:06.10.2012 04:11
Location:DAY KUNDI, AF
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