Security personnel discover weapons cache in Afghanistan

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Shiberghan, April 20 : Security forces in Afghanistan have discovered a weapons cache in Khaniqa district of Jawzjan province, senior police officer Mullah Mohammad Dindost said on Wednesday. The weapons cache containing a variety of arms and ammunition including 44 pieces of mortar mines was found in Agam Turkmania village of Khaniqa district a couple of days ago, Dindost said, adding that locals' support is important to collect weapons as part of efforts to stabilize security, Xinhua news agency reported. By launching cleanup operations in parts of the country, the Taliban-run administration has been trying to collect arms and ammunition from irresponsible armed groups and individuals, and thousands of pieces of arms including assault rifles have been seized over the past couple of months, officials said. /IANS




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