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151 Rockets Are Seized in Afghanistan

April 12, 2002|From Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — In a joint operation with Afghan police, peacekeepers seized a cache of 151 Chinese-made rockets, the same kind fired at the international security force over the weekend, a peacekeeping spokesman said Thursday.

In another sweep, also on Wednesday, police killed one man and arrested two others while seizing a large number of weapons, including two American-made Stinger antiaircraft missiles, the government's Bakhtar news agency said.

The Chinese-made 107-millimeter rockets were found Wednesday on a road between Kabul and Bagram, where U.S. and British troops are based, Flight Lt. Joel Fall said.

Two missiles of the same type were fired Sunday on a Kabul compound housing peacekeepers. There were no casualties.

Meanwhile, the United Nations said Thursday that a team sent to investigate mass graves in the central Afghan town of Bamian found several burial sites and saw four bodies.

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