The Afghan security forces thwarted militants bid to smuggle a large quantity of weapons and ammunition to Kabul from Peshawar.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said the security forces arrested two people in connection to the smuggling bid.

The statement further added the two individuals had loaded the weapons and ammunition in a trailer truck in a bid to smuggle to Kabul.

Furthermore, NDS said the security forces stopped the truck and confiscated the weapons and ammunition after crossing into Afghanistan.

The security forces seized 3 rockets launchers, 19 rifles, 2 silencers of the weapons, 2 grenade launchers, 55 radio sets, 40 remote control disks, thousands of rounds of ammunition and some other military equipment.

The security forces also arrested the two suspects, Mohibullah son of Mohammad Omar and Naseeb Shah son of Mohammad Omar.

The anti-government armed elements including Taliban have not commented in this regard so far.

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