29 Sep 2007

PR# 2007-661

PRT Chaghcharan destroys ordnance

CHAGHCHARAN, Afghanistan – Soldiers from ISAF’s Provincial Reconstruction Team Chaghcharan Demining Team worked with their Afghan counterparts recently to destroy ordnance Afghans turned in as part of the Disarming of Illegally Armed Groups (DIAG) program.

The ordnance included 64 107 mm missiles and 74 anti-tank mines.

“Local residents are continually encouraged to give away illegally kept weapons and explosives and to take part in DIAG process actively,” said 1st Lt. Vida Urbonaite, PRT Chaghcharan Public Information Office.  “Meanwhile Ghowr is among the provinces that collect the greatest part of weapons in Afghanistan as a result of DIAG process.”

“Collecting illegal weapons from armed groups and individual persons is one of ways of ensuring security as the main factor of successful provincial development,” Urbonaite said.

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