Afghan police and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel have seized a truck and destroyed the contents, which included enough explosives and component parts to make over 140 improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
British soldiers of the Police Mentoring and Advisory Group in Gereshk with the seized truck and its contents. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011
The massive find resulted in the destruction of over 700kg of homemade explosives after police found a secret compartment hidden in the back of the lorry.
The interception happened near Gereshk last week after the Afghan National Police stopped the suspicious vehicle at a checkpoint on Highway 1, a main transit route in the area.
Finding the back of the truck to be completely empty a closer investigation then revealed the hidden compartment in the back where the police found the haul of homemade explosives along with two pistols, a number of insurgent propaganda magazines and a significant amount of other IED components.
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