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Weapons cache seized in Afghanistan

June 26, 2012 at 8:51 PM   |   Comments

AB BAND, Afghanistan, June 26 (UPI) -- Afghan-led forces seized two caches of chemicals, weapons and improvised explosive devices in the Ghanzi province, Coalition Forces announced Tuesday.

The caches, seized Monday in the Ab Band district with help from International Security Assistance Forces, contained 3,300 pounds of chemicals used to make homemade explosive devices, 120 IED electronic control devices, 30 anti-personnel mines and five IEDs, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a news release.

All of the materials were destroyed.

In other Afghanistan operations, a combined forces airstrike killed insurgent leader Musa, also known as Baitullah and Qalam, in the Waygal district of Nuristan province Tuesday. He was associated with both al-Qaida and Taliban forces, the release said.

Combined forces killed seven insurgents in three separate attacks Tuesday -- four in the Giyan district of Paktika province, one in the Bermal district of Paktika province and two in the Sayyidabad district of Wardak province.

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