Citizens report weapons caches in Charikar

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Written by Bagram Media Center Friday, 30 July 2010 20:39

 

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Responding to phone calls, Afghan National Police, with help from Coalition Forces, found and recovered two different weapons caches July 26. The caches consisted of one anti-tank mine, several anti-personnel mines, fuses and sticks of dynamite. If anyone knows the location of any weapons caches or unexploded ordinance they should call the Parwan Community Safety Line at 0796503599. (U.S. Army Courtesy photo)PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Police, with assistance from Coalition Forces, recovered two weapons caches in the town of Charikar July 26.

Responding from two different calls from the citizens of Parwan, an ANP explosive ordinance disposal team, with assistance from Coalition Forces, planned and organized the operation to recover both caches.

The caches included one anti-tank mine hidden in a wall, and multiple anti-personnel mines, shape charges, time fuses and sticks of dynamite. These munitions are often used in roadside bombs, which have killed Afghan civilians.

“We are very encouraged to hear that citizens of Parwan Province are taking action to make their communities a safer place to live, work and raise their children,” said U.S. Army Col. Will Roy, commander 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Task Force Wolverine. 

If anyone knows the location of any weapons caches or unexploded ordinance they should call the Parwan Community Safety Line at 0796503599.
 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 30 July 2010 20:47