Friday, February 13, 2009


AK-47 rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and home-made explosives were among the weapons discovered
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Marine raid recovers deadly weapons

A Military Operations news article

10 Feb 09

Storming from the back of a RAF Chinook helicopter, Royal Marines from 42 Commando Group have raided a Taliban compound in Kandahar province where they discovered a potentially lethal stash of weapons.

The Marines, operating as the Regional Battle Group for southern Afghanistan, launched the three-day operation, SHAHI TANDAR (Royal Storm), on 29 January 2009, alongside Afghan security forces, troops from 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment and 2-2 Infantry US Army.

Hidden in one of the compounds they found nearly a dozen AK-47 automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, magazines, ammunition, sacks of home-made explosives, components such as detonator cord used to make Improvised Explosive Devices, and six anti-personnel mines, of the kind which can indiscriminately kill and injure civilians and International Security Assistance Force's personnel alike. ...

How's that for B*N*S*N? Read the rest of this here.

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