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4 detained, pistols & drugs seized in Nangarhar

4 detained, pistols & drugs seized in Nangarhar

Feb 03, 2015 - 17:22

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday said they had seized 21 pistols smuggled from Pakistan for terrorist activities.

Police chief Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad told reporters the pistols had been recovered from an individual in the Samarkhel locality of Behsud district.

He said terrorist wanted to use the pistols in targetted killings of prominent civilians and security figures.

Earlier, tribal elders expressed concerns over growing incidents of targetted killings in the province. The apprehensions were voiced at a meeting with security officials

Sherzad said police had held three smugglers and recovered two kilograms of heroin and 5.5 kilograms of opium from their possession. The detained individuals are being investigated.

He assured residents of better law and order situation and demanded their cooperation to further improve security across the province.