U.S. military: Afghanistan cache holds newly made ammo
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (CNN) -- In a sign that Al Qaeda and Taliban remnants could still be active inside Afghanistan, U.S. Special Operations Forces recently discovered a weapons cache that included newly manufactured mortar rounds, military spokesman Col. Roger King said Thursday.
The U.S. forces discovered the cache in Asadabad on Monday, which also included older ammunition, such as anti-tank mines and heavy machine gun rounds.
King said another large weapons cache was recently uncovered in Orgun-e, a town in eastern Paktika Province about 34 kilometers (19 miles) from the Pakistani border.
U.S. Special Operations Forces operating in the village of Lwara south of Gardez killed an armed man Wednesday afternoon after he displayed "hostile intent," King said.
The man was stopped at a vehicle checkpoint and picked up an AK-47 assault rifle, while the U.S. forces searched his vehicle, according to the U.S. military spokesman.
In Jalalabad, five rockets were launched Wednesday toward the airport, landing within 300 meters (984 feet) of the runway, King said. No one was injured.
King said the BM-21 rockets were directed at the airport and not at U.S. Special Operations Forces stationed nearby.
U.S. Special Operations Forces reported hearing several mortar rounds Wednesday night near their base in Gardez, but none of the shots was closer than 700 meters (2297 feet), King said.
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