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Bomb-making factory seized, destroyed in Helmand 

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces have seized and destroyed a bomb-making factory in southern Helmand province, the NDS said Sunday.

“The NDS operatives along with Afghan National Army have seized a bomb-making factory in the Wazir Abad village of Garmsir district,” it said in a statement.

Explosives, heavy weapons, landmines and other material used in making bombs were seized in the raid, the statement added.

“Terrorists were making bombs, suicide vests and anti-tank landmines in this factory to martyr or hurt our people including kids, women, elders and Afghan soldiers.”

“Fortunately, by confiscating these explosives, several attacks of the enemies and bloodshed of our people are prevented,” it added.

The Army Special Forces in an operation launched Friday night in the province freed 59 inmates mostly soldiers and police from the Taliban jail.