War on Terrorism

Monday, June 12, 2006

Afghan Citizens Report Weapons Cache, Bombs to Authorities

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2006 – Afghan citizens turned in a sizable weapons cache in Bak, Khost province, on June 10, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported today.
Cases of anti-aircraft rounds, a mortar system and rocket-propelled-grenade rounds were turned over to coalition forces.

Another concerned citizen reported a homemade bomb in Khost's Del Pori Village to the Afghan National Police. A coalition explosives team destroyed the bomb in place. Afghan police also discovered a homemade bomb in Arghandab, Zabul province. The police and coalition forces removed the device, ensuring the safety of civilians on the road.

In Nishgam, Kunar province, a homemade bomb exploded near a civilian truck. The driver was not injured and his truck suffered only minor damage. Three extremists attacked Afghan National Police officers when they arrived to assist the driver. The police were able to repel the attackers.

"There continues to be a steady flow of Afghan citizens taking responsibility for their own safety and security by denying insurgents the opportunity to disrupt their lives," Army Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, Combined Joint Task Force 76 spokesman, said.

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