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Hundreds of Humvee vehicles recently delivered to US forces in Afghanistan

Hundreds of Humvee vehicles recently delivered to US forces in Afghanistan

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Jul 09, 2017 - 10:37

KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 600 military vehicles for US forces in Afghanistan have recently landed at Pakistan’s Karachi sea port, a media report said on Saturday.

According to Dawn such a consignment has arrived after a gap of over six months and will be delivered to US army units stationed in the war-ravaged country.

According to official documents, the vehicles were shipped from the Wilmington port and aboard the vessel ‘MV Glovis Sun’ along with other equipment that were unloaded at the Karachi port last month.

Though the category of the trucks was not specified in the documents, port sources said they were Humvee vehicles which were under extensive use of the US army in Afghanistan.

About six months ago, another vessel carrying a small number of Humvee vehicles was unloaded at the Karachi port.

The documents confirm that the importer of the consignment was the US army and dates for the bill of lading were in April and May. The vehicles have a capacity of 2.5 tones.

The US has decided to increase the number of its troops in Afghanistan by another 4,500 men, adding to its current strength of 8,500 personnel.

Mohammad  Radmanish, deputy spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry, told Pajhwok Afghan news the delivery of military vehicle was not a fresh development but the move was part of US and international community commitment to support Afghan security forces in different areas.

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