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Coalition Forces Uncover More Weapons in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2005 – Coalition forces in Afghanistan found six more weapons caches Jan. 30, military officials reported from the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Afghan police found a cache in Kabul province and turned the weapons over to coalition forces. The cache contained two recoilless-rifle rounds, six anti- tank mines, one case of fuses, 29 rocket-propelled-grenade rounds, 94 82 mm mortars, 33 107 mm rockets, 42 cases of 12.7 mm rounds and 97 cases of 23 mm rounds.

In Salerno province, coalition forces found a cache of five 107 mm rockets, 49 anti-personnel mines, and 27 boxes of 14.5 mm ammunition.

Soldiers of the Afghan National Army found a third cache in Shindand province. The cache contained various machine guns, assault rifles, rockets and ammunition. Coalition forces secured the weapons cache.

Afghan citizens in Chamkani province turned three weapons caches in to coalition forces. The caches contained 16 RPGs, 40 cans of ammunition, two cases of 82 mm mortar round fuses, 26 hand grenades, and 20 anti-personnel mines.

(Based on a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news release.)

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