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Police 'Find Another Illegal Weapons Cache' In Southern Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyz officials say another weapons cache was found in the southern Osh region, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

First Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Soldashenko told journalists in Bishkek that the cache was found during a special search operation in the village of Tajik-Abat in Osh's Kara-Suu district.

Soldashenko said security troops and police found a grenade, significant amounts of ammunition and gunpowder, and extremist religious leaflets in a private house in the village. The find is being investigated.

It is the second hidden weapons cache reported by law enforcement officers in Osh region in the last three days. On December 12, police said they found and confiscated a cache of weapons in the Amir Timur District. It included several AK-47 assault rifles, guns, grenades, about 15 kilograms of handmade explosives, and a large quantity of ammunition.

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