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    Afghan Forces Detain Truck With Over 2,200 Pounds of Explosives

    Afghan Forces Detain Truck With Over 2,200 Pounds of Explosives

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    The counterterrorist forces of Afghanistan seized on Sunday Pakistan’s truck with more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of explosives, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The incident occurred in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, the Khaama Press media outlet reported citing the Interior Ministry of Afghanistan. Three people including two citizens of Pakistan were reportedly detained.

    The truck is said to have been laden with ammonium nitrate explosives that are often used to create improvised explosive devices (IED).

    The truck was seized amid ongoing Kabul’s accusations that Pakistan is sheltering terrorists, who stage attacks in Afghanistan.

    Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the Taliban insurgency. The instability has persisted since the 2001 US-led invasion to defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda terror groups in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC.

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