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Huge cache ammunition seized in Takhar

AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Monday that an ammunition cache used by terrorists was discovered and confiscated in the northeast province of Takhar.

In a statement, the NDS said that the cache was located in the Khwajah Ghar district.

“The cache included 25 anti-personnel Improvised Explosive Device (IED), 2 anti-armored mines, 3 magnetic bombs, 3 roadside bombs, 582 mm mortar fuses, 3 RPG launchers, 3 mortar rounds, 3 remote controls, 100 meters of explosives wire, 16 kg of explosives, 1 mobile phone set for landmine detonation, 50 mortar round explosives, 12 military uniforms, 1 box of Dshk heavy machine gun ammo and 6 explosive capsules, were discovered and seized,” the statement said.

It said that the terrorists planned to conduct attacks in the province, which was thwarted by NDS forces.

Takhar lies close to the northern Kunduz and northeastern Badakhshan provinces where insurgency activities led by the Taliban are frequently reported.

The Taliban militants have launched numerous attacks on key the northern provinces including the strategic Kunduz city during the recent months in a bid to seize the control of the key areas.

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