09 August 2006

Weapon Cache And IEDs Found In Afghanistan

A hidden weapons cache of 200 pristine rockets was found by coalition forces in a cave on 08 August 2006. The rockets were in a cave in the Kohi Safi District of Parwan Province, and were destroyed in place.

Also on 08 August 2006, in the Asadabad District of Kunar Province, members of the ANP discovered an IED. A coalition explosive ordnance disposal team was called in and destroyed the IED in place.

"These weapons will no longer be a threat to the lives of Afghan civilians," said Col. Thomas Collins, Combined Forces Command - Afghanistan spokesman. "We will continue working alongside Afghan security forces to remove these types of deadly weapons wherever we find them to ensure a peaceful existence for the Afghan people."

Source: CentCom

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