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Afghan Civilian Turns in Weapons Cache to Coalition Troops

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2004 – An Afghan civilian today turned in a weapons cache, including anti-tank mines, to coalition forces operating near Shkin, Afghanistan.

The weapons cache contained eight anti-tank mines, three mortar fuses, a 60 mm mortar and four mortar charges. The weapons have been secured and are slated for destruction, military officials said.

In other news from Afghanistan, a coalition soldier died today from injuries suffered Dec. 1 during a vehicle-rollover accident in Paktika province. The name of the soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Also, a coalition soldier was injured Dec. 1 near Asadabad when an improvised explosive device detonated near a convoy. The wounded soldier's unit was on routine patrol when the explosion occurred. The soldier was treated and has returned to duty.

(Compiled from Combined Forces Command Afghanistan press releases.)

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