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40 suicide jackets seized from Afghanistan border

Monday, 5 May 2014 - 12:40pm IST | Agency: IANS

At least 40 suicide jackets were seized by security forces at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, media report said Monday.

Official sources said the jackets without explosives were smuggled into Pakistan Sunday from Afghanistan through the Torkham border with the intention of being used for suicide missions, Dawn online reported.

The jackets would be filled with explosives with the help of local operators once they reach Pakistan.

Security personnel arrested an Afghan national who was smuggling the jackets into Pakistan.

The man has been shifted to Landikotal jail in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) where he would be questioned by authorities.

Torkham is one of the major border crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan, located on the Durand Line border, connecting Nangarhar province of Afghanistan with FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It is the busiest port of entry between the two countries, serving as a major transporting, shipping, and receiving site.




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