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Hidden cache found and destroyed in Baghlan

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A cache of rocket propelled grenades and mortar rounds was found and destroyed by the Afghan National Army and coalition special operations forces in Baghlan-I Jadid district, Sept. 23.

The cache, which contained more than 30 mortar rounds and 5 RPGs, was found near a major road in a hidden tunnel estimated to be at least 500 meters long.

According to a coalition SOF team member the tunnel allowed insurgents a place to stockpile weapons and explosives and also provided a place to hide and avoid detection from Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition Forces.

The combined force secured the cache and destroyed the munitions in place to prevent further insurgent use.

No civilian casualties or property damage was reported.

Article by Sgt. Cody Sedlacek, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan Media Operations Center