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Pakistani truck laden with 9800 kgs of Ammonium Nitrate seized in Torkham

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Khaama Press
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A Pakistan truck laden with 9800 kgs of explosives was seized by the border police forces in Torkham gate, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said bags containing Ammonium Nitrate were placed under the fresh fruit as the militants were attempting to smuggle the explosives to Afghanistan.

The statement further added that the explosives were seized during the search of the vehicle by border police forces.

According to MoI, at least four people have been arrested in connection to smuggling attempt of the explosives and are in custody of the security forces for further investigations.

The anti-government armed militant groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside bombings and car bombings to target the government staff and security personnel.

However, in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted besides such bombings incur casualties to the security personnel and in some cases the Taliban militants themselves are killed or wounded.

A total of 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured – were documented in the 2017 Annual Report released last month by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office.

The report further added that the high number of casualties to the civilians were inflicted by suicide bombings and other attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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