Afghanistan: More than 16 Metric Tons of Bomb-Making Materials Seized

Submitted by mhochberg on Mon, 08/07/2017 - 00:00

Afghanistan: More than 16 Metric Tons of Bomb-Making Materials Seized

 


TRIPwire, 7 August 2017, 0930


On 5 August 2017, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Kabul seized a truck that contained approximately 16,500 kg (36,400 lbs) of ammonium nitrate. The material was in 50-kg (110-lb) bags hidden under chicken feed. The truck, registered in Pakistan, crossed the border and travelled to Kabul before NDS arrested five individuals. An investigation is ongoing.