Police discover arms, ammunition in Afghan capital, arrest 74

KABUL, Sept. 10– Police have discovered arms and ammunition including 21 pieces of assault rifles during a series of operations in parts of the Afghan capital Kabul over the past year and arrested 74 persons, said a statement of the Kabul police released on Sunday. The contraband also included 83 stocks of pistols, 15 hand grenades, 130 shells of rocket-propelled…

KABUL, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Police have discovered arms and ammunition including 21 pieces of assault rifles during a series of operations in parts of the Afghan capital Kabul over the past year and arrested 74 persons, said a statement of the Kabul police released on Sunday.

The contraband also included 83 stocks of pistols, 15 hand grenades, 130 shells of rocket-propelled grenades, 16 jammers and thousands of bullets, the statement said, adding that 74 individuals have been taken into custody over keeping the arms illegally.

The Afghan caretaker government, which has collected thousands of light and heavy weaponry including battle tanks since assuming power two years ago, has vowed to collect illegal arms and ammunition. Enditem