4 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-013

Operation Baaz Tsuka yields weapons cache

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – During joint security patrols in support of Operation Baaz Tsuka yesterday, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and ISAF forces discovered a large weapons cache in Panjawayi district.

The weapons cache consisted of 20 boxes of 14.5-mm linked ammunition, 10 82-mm recoilless rifle rounds, 20 107-mm rocket fuses and 40 82-mm mortar fuses. An assortment of hand grenades were discovered at the bottom of a well in a village approximately two kilometres east of Talukan.

The weapons cache will be transported to an ISAF base and be disposed of.

“This is another example of Afghan National Security Forces and ISAF working together during Operation Baaz Tsuka to provide long term security for the people of Afghanistan,” said Sqn. Ldr. Dave Marsh, Regional Command South spokesman. “Any day a large weapons cache is found and disposed of appropriately is a benefit to everyone.”

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