The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has seized 16,500 kilograms of ammonium nitrate hidden in a long truck from the PD9 of the Kabul city, the agency said in a statement on Saturday.
The truck had entered the country from across the Durand Line – the de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistan – and then was taken to Kabul to be used for subversive activities in the capital of the war-ravaged country.
The bomb-making material, the NDS said, was hidden beneath chicken feed in the truck – which had a Pakistani number plate.
The material was placed in 50 bags with a capacity of 50 kilograms each, the NDS said, adding that the material would have been used in making suicide vests and conducting terror acts in the city.
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