Afghan of­fi­cials seize truck with 16 tons of ex­plo­sives

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Afghan in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cials said yes­ter­day they seized a truck in Kabul car­ry­ing more than 16 tons of ex­plo­sives hid­den in boxes marked as poul­try feed, months after a truck bomb killed about 150 peo­ple. The truck, with Pak­istani li­cense plates, was seized in District 9 of the cap­i­tal, the Na­tional Direc­torate of Se­cu­rity said in a state­ment, adding that five peo­ple were ar­rested. “It was loaded with ex­plo­sives to make bombs, sui­cide vests and con­duct ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties in Kabul,” the state­ment said, adding that 16,500 kg of ex­plo­sives was seized.

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