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By Qasim Yousafzai
SPIN BULDAK, Afghanistan – Authorities seized 3,000kg of ammonium nitrate, 700 percussion caps, 60kg of gunpowder and bundles of wiring from a Pakistani-licensed truck in the Spin Buldak District of Kandahar province, according to a statement by the Kandahar governor's office. Police are investigating the driver.
Ammonium nitrite is an explosive chemical used in fertilizer that insurgents use to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Ammonium nitrate has been banned by the Afghan government.
Kandahar police captured a boy who allegedly was planting a landmine near police substation No. 4. They also detained his father for allegedly instructing him to plant the mine.
In other news, three insurgents died when mines they were trying to plant in the Kandahar villages of Makoowan and Belandy exploded prematurely.