Aussies destroy Taliban bomb-making cache

TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Australian troops have destroyed two major Taliban weapons storage sites in Baluchi Valley in Afghanistan's volatile south.

Australian units from the Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force uncovered a cache of improvised explosive device components and ammunition as well as other home-made explosives and equipment at two sites in Oruzgan province's Baluchi Valley, the Australian Ministry of Defense reported.


Officials say the bomb-making and weapons storage site has been destroyed, causing severe damage to the Taliban's operational capabilities in the region.

"This is a deterrent against the enemy knowing that there is nowhere they can put their weapons and we won't find them," Lt. Ashley Judd, MRTF patrol commander, said in a statement.

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