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    Afghan officials discover nine tons of explosives

    Afghan officials discover nine tons of explosives

    Photo By 1st Lt. Scott Murdock | The Helmand Governor Media Center announced that nine tons of explosives were captured...... read more read more



    Courtesy Story

    Helmand Governor's Media Center

    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Helmand’s NDS (national department of security) personnel and Bost 170 unit conducted operation in Khoshkaba area, Lahkar Gah, Helmand province today 15th May.

    As a result of operation in total nine tons ammonium nitrate and T.N.T explosives was captured, insurgents use the named explosives for the Motor bombs and suicide jackets.

    The explosives was brought form Pakistan’s Gardijangle area to the Nar-e-Seraj and Lashkar Gah areas by the military commander of insurgents named Mula Agha wali.

    The insurgents wanted to distribute the explosives to other insurgent’s parties in several areas for the destructive acts in Helmand province, but before the reaching to the goal security forces bravely stopped the schemes of the insurgents.

    Neither fires were open nor casualties to any one as result of the operation, and also no one has been captured for the possession of the explosives, but searches are going on for capture.

    Also three insurgents wanted to improvise IED (improvised explosives device) on the main road in Fatieh Mohammad paich of Sangin district of Helmand on Tuesday.

    As a result the mine improviser’s insurgents were killed by ISAF airstrike in the area while they were improvising the IEDs.
    The IEDs were also detonated as a result of the airstrike and also two women were superficial injured in the nearby house.



    Date Taken: 05.15.2012
    Date Posted: 05.15.2012 11:11
    Story ID: 88444
    Location: AF

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