Kabul, Feb 12: Over 200 kg explosives were seized by the Afghan National Police in Kunduz province, a police official said on Sunday. "Based on a tip-off, the ANP intercepted a vehicle on the outskirts of Kunduz city and recovered 210 kg of explosives late Saturday night," Xinhua news agency quoted the official as saying.
A militant was held, the vehicle was confiscated and the explosives were destroyed safely by a bomb disposal team. The timely discovery of the explosives has foiled terror attacks and saved the city from an expected tragedy, the official said.
The Kunduz province and neighbouring Baghlan and Takhar provinces have been the scene of heavy clashes over the past couple of months as Taliban has been trying to challenge the government forces in the once relatively peaceful region.