Arms seized on Afghan border
PESHAWAR: Security forces on Friday seized a large arms cache dumped in a dry drain in a remote town on the Afghanistan border apparently for subversive acts in Pakistan, officials said.
The arsenal included eight Russian made ground-to-ground missiles, 19 rocket launchers and 20 shells, senior administration official in the northwestern tribal zone of Bajaur, Jabbar Shah, told reporters. “The weapons were dumped in a drain and covered by grass in the Nakhtar village of Bajaur,” Shah said. He said the seizure was made on a tip off. The cache belonged to unidentified “terrorists” who wanted to transport it to Pakistani cities to carry out acts of sabotage, Shah said. —AFP