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Assault rifles, pistols seized from Kabul-bound car, MoI claims

Assault rifles, pistols seized from Kabul-bound car, MoI claims

Apr 06, 2016 - 16:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Different bores of weapons, smuggled from Jalalabad to Kabul, were seized in the Pul-i-Charkhi area on the eastern outskirts of the capital, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

Director of Special Unit of Counter-Narcotics Department Maj. Gen. Imamuddin Motmaintold a press conference the weapons were recovered on Tuesday night at the Pul-i-Charki gate to the capital.

“The Special Unit personnel recovered 14 arms from a car at around 11pm,” he said, adding the weapons included four Kalashnikov assault rifles and 10 pistols with 25 magazines.

The car driver, hailing from the Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar, was arrested, Motmain said. But the detainee insisted he had no idea who had put the weapons in his car.

The weapons were meant for smuggling to Kabul for terrorist activities and they have launched investigation into the case, the official said.


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