Wednesday, November 23, 2011 – According to Afghan security officials in northern Afghanistan, Afghan national police forces seized a huge amount of explosive devices and several rounds of heavy arms in northern Baghlan province.

Baghlan provincial police chief Gen. Asadullah Shirzad while speaking during a press conference on Wednesday said, the arms and explosive devices includes around 700 rounds of mortar missiles, 27 rounds of RPG missiles, 2 boxes of anti-aircraft bullet rounds and 10 boxes of explosive devices.

Gen. Asadullah Shirzad further added, the arms and explosive devices were seized in Khenjan and central Baghlan districts of northern Baghlan province.

He also said that no suspect has so far been detained in connection to arms and explosive devices cache.

This comes as Afghan police forces earlier seized around 8 kgs of morphine in this province while the smugglers were looking to transport the mentioned amount of morphine to Mazar-e-Sharif city of northern Balkh province.

Afghan police forces managed to arrest at least two suspects for smuggling the morphine to Mazar-e-Sharif city.
Report by Ajmal Omeri, Baghlan province.