By SOF Editor on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:28am
Afghan national police and ISAF forces seized 500,000 lbs. of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, 5,000 IED components and detained 15 people after a raid in Kandahar, Nov. 8.
Based on reliable information, the patrol discovered 1,000 100-lb. bags of fertilizer, which is often used by insurgents to make explosives, and detained 15 people in a warehouse. After the initial find another 4,000 100-lb. bags of fertilizer were found in a nearby compound.
Ammonium nitrate fertilizer is a key ingredient of homemade explosives and used in the majority of main charges for IEDs.