August 16th, 2010
10:04 AM ET

Officials seize truck with 37,000 lbs of explosives

Kandahar police have seized a truck carrying 17,000 kg (37,478 lbs) of explosives skillfully placed in boxes marked paint and pickles, authorities said.

The truck, with Pakistani license plates, was seized by Kandahar customs agents on Sunday as it came in from the Quetta province in Pakistan, officials said.

"Our enemies use various techniques with the purpose of destroying our country, but our alert police have been defusing their plans, as you see from today's good example," said General Mohammad Shafiq said Sunday.

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  1. olushola

    O LORD OUR GOD WHO RULETH IN THE AFFAIRS OF MANKIND, I PRAY THAT IN YOUR MERCY FORGIVE PAKISTAN OF HER SINS, HEAL THEIR LAND O GOD, GRANT HER STRENGHT TO BEAR THE LOST OF HER CITIZENS THAT PERISHED/LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE DISASTER.ABOVE ALL O GOD, LET THE INNOCENT BLOODS THAT HER CITIZENS HAVE SHED ALL OVER THE WORLD THROUGH TERRORISM AND IN ACTIVE CONNIVANCE OF HER GOVERNMENT NO LONGER CRY/ DEMAND FOR JUSTICE.THIS I ASK IN THE NAME OF YOUR SON AND MY LORD AND SAVIOUR-JESUS CHRIST (AMEN)

    August 18, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. olushola

    I have said long times without number that Pakistan is the problem of the whole word. Be it in economy they are very poor and depends on foreign aids to get on , be it in the area of technology – they are way, way behind except moulding of AK47s. Also in the area of foreign relations – they are very poor. But one thing they are good at is exportation of terrorism. They export terrorist to Afganistan in place of edible Wheat, they export terrorists to kashmair in place of grains,carrots. The government act as double agents to both the USA and the Talibans! What a shame.

    August 18, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. JD

    Let's send it back home to Pakistan where their suffering flood victims can eat the pickles. Send some matches along.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Boston

    Technically, USA is unwittingly the largest sponsor of terrorism – all their tax payers money is funneled to terrorists through Pakis.
    USA Govt => Paki Govt => Paki Army => Paki ISI => Taliban => Al Queda => JET/HUJI/JEM ... => Hadley/Faisal Shazad => *** BAAAMMMM *** [NY/Mumbai/...]πŸ™‚

    August 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Boston

    C'mon guys these were bombs that were first painted and then 'pickled' in napalmπŸ™‚

    August 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. benji

    so you see where all the pickles come from

    August 17, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. George

    I guess what i'm trying to say is...to put it simply...they are stupid.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. George

    We never ship food and chemicals in the same truck over here in the USA. How on earth did entire nations of people get left behind in the movement of history to the present day? Middle eastern countries somehow missed out on the fact that the year 1159 ended and we are now more than half way into 2010. In this never ending war between the civilized world and the Islamic world, the one most important element that will ensure their ultimate defeat is their religion.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. GHynson

    Should have labeled the boxes "Walmart",.
    Then they would have gotten it through.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. borisjimbo

    I can only hope the Afghan border police are using dogs or other sniffer animals on a regular basis and aren't giving in to the temptation of the freely offered bribe money that will only result in more of their fellow Afghans, including civilians, being killed by the Taliban and al-Qaeda organized crime gangs.

    August 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dausi

    Aid is ok, lot's of expired cans of food left from Katrina.
    But do not give cash. Never!

    August 16, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • esreddy3

      Indians keep on leeching on the west? Really, whos beggin for money all around the world. Hint: its pakistan. lol. Who leeching from the west on the pretext of war on terror. As far as "hindu mama cow dung" comment. Atleast our religion was not started by a pedophile muhammed who married and molested a 6 year old child aisha.

      August 17, 2010 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Yun Chen

      Pukistanis leech onto China every time they get the boot from USA. The Chinese leadership should let Pukistan go to he** and instead build better ties with India. For Buddhists, India is cultural home. China and India can co-exist in absolute peace.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joe

    37000 pounds of explosives coming from Pakistan to kill Americans in Afghanistan. With friends like Pakistan, who needs enemies? And oh yes, let's send Pakistan $75 million in aid to pay for flood relief so they can divert it to the Taliban and send a few more truckloads of explosives across the border. Bunch of two-faced back-stabbing bast**ds.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobby

      This reminds me of the story with Noahs Ark. God flodded all the evil off the earth, and he's doing it again, why are we so stupid to aid them. Hes destroying EVIL!!!

      August 18, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. Younan MarketingAnd ManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst'r

    Maybe this catch of barricuda meat is what i was seeing psychicly. I saw some huge huge huge blonde coming over the bridge to get guns and other arms from the bridge storage. i thought maybe it was a new york blonde. then i also saw that crook landstar company which is stealing my airport city property, parts of it as having a lot of guns and rifles and grenades and maybe rockets – this is windsor area. but i don't know where the english landstar came from except i know they got their name from my discussion of landing a star. they may be really prince charles business . i don't really want to investigate this myself. theresa noelle younan ymma-iii.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • CaptCynical

      Wow. Does look like a coded message to anyone else? No? K, back on the meds.

      August 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Oh dear, who let Grandpa on the internet, you know if he doesn't take his Thorazine he thinks he's back in Korea again.

      August 17, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Daniel-2

    You know all about 'having it both ways' don't you big boy.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Gary Johndro

    YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      Wilma i'm home!

      August 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. FatLazyAmericanIdiot

    Dead Paki's = fewer terrorists

    August 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. NQ

    We need to stop supporting Pakistan and the problems will be resloved by itself.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. NQ

    Pakistan is the problem but no own in the West listens

    August 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Larry of Boston

    Pakistan has been aiding and supplying terrorists for years. It is time the US cut off aid with this two faced ally

    August 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • esreddy3

      You must be a moron to believe that India would have anything to do with this explosive laden truck. I think its more in pakistans interest to keep this war alive, since its directly getting billions in aid money for the war. Why would India want this war to continue. Would love to hear your conspiracy theory, would make an awesome reading. It will truly show how brain washed you are to believe india is involved.

      August 17, 2010 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  20. Natch

    It was captured when one of the locals said, "Pickles? What the heck are pickles??", and investigated.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • dan

      i laughed out loud at this

      August 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ry

        Me too! LOL

        August 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bumbletree

      Good one. And "paint and pickles"? What a combination. Paint and brushes, okay. Pickles and olives, understandable. But paint and pickles?

      August 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nickie

        no kidding! pair it with something that makes sense!

        August 18, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  21. Sharefacts

    Search ""BATTLE FOR KANDAHAR IS ON" on You-tube – TheRealNews – Must Watch

    August 16, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  22. Sharefacts

    Google: "BATTLE FOR KANDAHAR IS ON" – TheRealNews – Must Watch

    August 16, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Sharefact

      Must Watch interview by Hamid Gul : Eye Opener.

      Google: "Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul: "God Help America!!" – The Alex Jones

      August 18, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • GLB

      They should make the driver drive it into the desert then detonate it.
      No virgins for him.

      August 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |