Police seize over 4,000kg explosive materials in W. Afghanistan

08:46, June 29, 2011      

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Afghan police seized the explosive materials in Herat province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2011. Police in Herat province, some 640 km west of capital city Kabul intercepted a truck and found over 4,000kg explosive materials on Tuesday, provincial police chief Seyd Agha Saqib said. (Xinhua/Sardar)

Police in Herat province, some 640 km west of capital city Kabul, intercepted a truck and found over 4,000kg explosive materials on Tuesday, provincial police chief Seyd Agha Saqib said.

"Afghan National Police intercepted a truck during routine search in Shindand district on Tuesday and found over 4,000kg of explosive materials including five suicide vests," Saqib told Xinhua.

He added that three persons had been arrested in this connection and police have initiated an investigation into the incident to identity the network involved.

According to the police chief, more than 2,000 meters of wire and hundreds of remote control devices used for making roadside bombs and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) were also found during the search from the vehicle.

Despite the presence of more than 140,000 international troops, Taliban-led violence has been on the rise in the insurgency-hit Afghanistan.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the militant group announced to launch spring offensive from May 1 against Afghan and NATO-led troops stationed in Afghanistan.


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