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Afghan forces discover rifles, ammunition

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN (XINHUA) – Afghan security forces have rounded up more than a dozen assault rifles and ammunition during a series of operations across the southern Kandahar province, senior police officer in the province Mullah Abdul Ghani Haqbin said yesterday.

A total of six stokes of AK-47, 13 pistols, thousands of rounds of bullets and 19 mines of rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) are among the ordnance that have been seized during the operations, the official added.

The security forces have also arrested three persons on the charge of keeping the arms illegally, the official further said.

File photo shows Taleban fighters at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. PHOTO: AP
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