20 Aug 2007

PR# 2007-601

Significant weapons cache found, destroyed

FARAH, Afghanistan – With information provided by Afghan sources, an ISAF patrol searched and found a hidden underground weapons cache with hundreds of artillery rounds, several rockets and many different ammunitions.

“More than 500 explosive rounds that could have been used to make improvised-explosive devices were uncovered by this patrol,” said Capt. Ettore Saril, Regional Command West spokesperson.

“The Afghan people remain committed to a secure community,” Saril added. “ISAF will continue to support the safety and welfare of the Afghan people and we will work diligently to foster a trusting relationship.”

An Italian explosive-ordnance disposal team catalogued the explosives and destroyed them on the spot.

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