According to local authorities in southern Kandahar province, at least 17 armed militants were detained by Afghan secrity forces in this province.

Provincial National Directorate for Security Chief Gen. Eisa Mohammad following weekly security briefing said, the militants were detained by Afghan intelligence security forces from Kandahar city and various other regions of Kandahar province during the past one week.

The weeky security briefing was also attended by provincial governor Torialai Wesa, Provincial Intelligence chief, Provincial security chief, Provincial Deputy for International Security Assistance Force, Deputy of 205 Attal Afghan Army commandment and representative of UNAMA.

Gen. Eisa Mohammad added, Afghan security forces seized at least 27 AK-47 assault rifles, 8 improvised explosive device and some other types of weapons and ammunitions from this province.

In the meantime Deputy of 205 Atal Afghan Army brigade said, at least 26 improvised explosive device were discovered and seized from various regions of southern Kandahar province.

Local security officials also said, at least 33,000 kgs of hashish was discovered and seized from this province during the past one week.