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Afghan Officials Say Seized Weapons Made in Iran

PRAGUE -- Afghan officials say weapons seized in a depot in western Afghanistan today were manufactured in Iran.

Mohammad Younis Rasouli, the deputy governor of Farah Province, which borders Iran, told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that the seized weapons have markings proving their country of origin.

According to Rasouli, the seized weapons were smuggled into Afghanistan recently and were intended to be used in attacks against local officials.

Investigations are under way.