Afghan, coalition forces uncover weapons in southern Afghanistan
Several weapons caches were uncovered in Helmand, Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces today during separate combined patrols.
During a combined dismounted patrol in Helmand province, Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Forces found a weapons cache in the Marjeh District.
The cache consisted of 17 mortar round fuses, 15 rounds of 82 mm mortar, 16 shotgun shells, 850 rounds of 7.62 mm, one jug containing 50 pounds of an unknown substance, two empty directional fragmentation charge containers, two anti-tank mines, an improvised rocket launcher, one illuminating canister and three carbon rod pressure plates.
In Uruzgan province, Afghan Army and ISAF forces found two caches in the Tarin Kot District during a combined dismounted patrol.
The first cache consisted of two motorcycle batteries buried in a rock wall. The second cache included 500 rounds of 5.56 mm, seven AK-47 magazines containing 265 rounds of 7.62 mm, two Russian grenades, 10 grenade fuses and additional ammunition.
In Kandahar province, an ISAF dismounted patrol found a weapons cache consisting of 12 61 mm shells and nine 60 mm shells.
The caches will be exploited and destroyed.
Article by ISAF Joint Command