Weapons cache destroyed in Badakhshan.
Afghan and foreign forces have destroyed a large weapons cache in a remote village of northern Badakhshan province, the International Security Assistance Force said on Friday. The cache contained 78 107mm rockets with launchers, 47 82mm mortar rounds, more than 1,100 rounds of 30mm ammunition, 8,000 rounds of 7.62 machine-gun ammunition, 24 rocket-propelled grenades, 60 fuses and anti-aircraft artillery parts. Pack-animals supplied by villagers were used to move the cache to a safe location before being destroyed on Wednesday, the NATO-led force said in a statement. Soldiers from 1st Company, 5th Commando Kandak, partnering with Drug Enforcement Agency agents, the Afghan National Interdiction Unit and US Special Forces, discovered the cache in Nawaki -- a likely safe haven 1. Designated area(s) to which noncombatants of the United States Government's responsibility and commercial vehicles and materiel may be evacuated during a domestic or other valid emergency.
2. for drug and weapon smugglers and an infiltration route for foreign fighters. The force established security around the cache site to protect locals and then held a shura For other uses of "Shura", see Shura (disambiguation).
Shura is an (Arabic شورَى) word for "consultation" or "council". It is believed to be the method by which pre-Islamic Arabian tribes selected leaders and made major decisions. with village elders to discuss any concerns they had, the NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion. statement added.
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