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04 Sep 2007

PR# 2007-625

Weapons cache raided in Uruzgan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Elements of the Afghan National Army supported by ISAF troops raided a suspected arms cache in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan, early Sept. 2.

Weapons and ammunition were discovered along with over 260 kilos of drugs.

“This is a major blow to the insurgents in the area,” said an ANA official. They never believed we were capable and willing to conduct an operation of this nature and we proved them wrong.”

Weaponry in the arms cache included machineguns, mortar rounds, hand grenades and heavy machine gun ammunition. The weapons and drugs were confiscated and the drugs were later destroyed by the ANA and ISAF.

Four people were detained for questioning.

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