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PublishDate: Monday, December 12, 2011 14:45

Illegal weapons & ammunition handed over to DIAG

No arrest has been made by Afghan security forces in respect of the arms and ammunitions.

Northern Baghlan provincial police chief Gen. Asadullah Shirzad while speaking during the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) arms handover ceremony said, the weapons and ammunitions were recovered from the militants by Afghan police forces in central Baghlan, Dahan-e-Ghori, Nahrin and Dushi districts, which will be handed over to DIAG today KHAAMA reported.
Gen. Shirzad further added, the ammunitions and arms includes 140 rounds of mortar missiles, 40 rounds of BM1 missiles, 7 rounds of RPG7 missiles, 4 boxes of heavy machine gun ammunitions, more than 40 Pakistani made pistols and various other types of ammunitions, which was handed over to DIAG.
According to Gen. Shirzad, no arrest has been made by Afghan security forces in respect of the arms and ammunitions and said, Afghan police forces have investigations in this regard.
In the meantime, residents of the northern Baghlan province welcomed the move by the Afghan police forces and urged for further actions to disarm other militant groups in this province.
According to police officials, this is the fourth time that Afghan security forces have handed over the arms and ammunitions belonging to irresponsible armed groups to Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) during the current year.

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