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.)