October 6th, 2010
11:20 AM ET

Afghans find tons of explosive devices transferred from Iran

Authorities in southwestern Afghanistan have seized 19 tons of explosive devices that had been transferred across the border from Iran, police said.

Nimruz Police Chief Abdul Jabar Purdel said a suspect was detained. Nimruz province, in Afghanistan's southwestern corner, borders Iran and Pakistan

The devices had been placed in 337 boxes inside a 40-foot shipping container transferred from Iran over a bridge linking Afghanistan and Iran, he said.

Earlier this year, a senior U.S. Defense Department official said that new U.S. military intelligence suggests Iran planned to smuggle new shipments of weapons into Afghanistan as part of an increased effort to interfere with coalition operations.

The information came from an "Iranian source" whose tips on past shipments have been verified by the United States, the official said in April.

The official also noted that Iran - a majority Shiite country - and the Sunni Taliban almost went to war with one another in the late 1990s, so it's not really in their interest to be a major source of top-shelf arms to the Taliban.

Tehran has consistently denied supporting groups opposed to the Afghan government. U.S. and coalition troops have found evidence of some Iranian weapons inside Afghanistan in seized caches or in the aftermath of attacks.

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  1. jason866

    hey there i heard about a site named iphone5inside taking preorders for
    iphone5.Did anyone happen to have experience with them.are they ligid or just another scam site?

    September 29, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ben Laden

    war is indeed a good business for the devil and man is an endangered specie...by man ...for whom is the glory?

    October 15, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. USMC Forever

    I see Neutrons and electrons in Iran's Future. Maybe that little POS Mini Me Amana@sshole will have a stroke or do like the Profit Mohammed said, call it a "meltdown" and try not to laugh your anus off!!!! Excellent idea Profit Mohammed, It would work however, our politicians are too stupid to think of something this original!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. loren oldham

    it is a really good paragraph for a current event assignment

    October 11, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Willie12345

    And Obama does nothing. I guess he's still counting on Hillary to solve the problem. Good luck.

    October 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bailoutsos

    Newspaper article showed tons of weapons seized that America contractors had hired Afghans to guard. Somehow the enemy had them.

    October 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. muffdive

    iran not only sends all the explosives, arms, jihadies and comfort persons, but also all the drugs: especially hashish laced with opium for Allied personnel!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 10, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      There time is almost up!!! I think the World is getting ready to have Israel to take Them on... They are the only one that can do the job fast!!!

      October 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • bailoutsos

        What a hoot. Israel cannot even deal with their own issues.

        October 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. John Brooks ( US Marines)

    My so is on the Iranian border every day of the week patroling to make sure these weapons do not get in to Afghanistan. Howevr 150 Army Rangers cannot police the entire border and catch evryone giving weapons to the Taliban.With so many mens lifes at stake in Afghanistan why don't we attack Iran. Simple . They are supported by the Russian Goverment and any incident will cause Hillary to have to raise her skirt to get attention to the matter. We use drones everyday against Iran, but you don't see that in the news. Why? Obama needs more clarity his aids say. A couple of Nuclear cruise missles will deal with Iran and it will scare the other countrys into submission.I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions. I have two son's there I will advocate nuclear intervention if I please. It worked 50 years ago and it will work today. The hell with Iran.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pelfrey

      Semper Fi.

      October 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Won't work, roaches can survive Nukes.

      October 10, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The Prophet Mohammed: That is where You are wrong... There is a big difference between the Democrats and the Republicans!!! The woe part of it is the Democrats are running against the Far Right Tea Party... That is even worse!!!

      October 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      This Country can't afford another war especially with Iran!!! If anything We would have Israel do it for us instead... They are just waiting for the US and other Countries to give Them the go ahead!!!

      October 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        We can afford it, we just have to change styles- no more rebuilding, just drop the bombs and let them count thier rocks afterwards. When you battles Rome you were either free or a conquered people afterwards, If Hitler had won WWII we would have been dead, slaves or at the very least the villians. We need to rethink how we go to war, time for "Fire and Forget"- If there are survivors, they can rebuild.

        October 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Emcojn

    Why are the so call Arabs leader find a lasting solution to their problems?

    October 9, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Not exactly sure what you are asking so I will try to answer as best I can. Whycan't the so called Arab leaders find a lasting solution to thier problems? Simple, becuase they can't find someone who will do an honest (leader's) day of work for an honest day's pay. They all want to get paid but do nothing.

      October 9, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Could it be because they keep picking the wrong leaders like might happen in the US if they elect the Tea Party are the Republicans???

        October 9, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        I honestly don't think it really matters anymore who is elected becuase they are all the same old snakes, Congress needs to be cleaned out. I just want someone different, someone honest, "hey guys I'm gonna try my best to get this done, yes I inhaled", whatever- that might be asking for too much. Also, rather than hiding a bunch of crap in each bill they need to rework the system so you vote for one item at a time. Congress would actually have to do some work then and take less vacations but it would help to fix some of the problems.

        October 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Right Guidance

    Those fools, who say Islam is violent, are biggest liars and ignorants. Islam is the peacful and true religion. Life of this world is house of deception and very short enjoyment. Every soul will taste death and to Allah is your final return He will show you, what you used to do in this world. Every soul will carry his own burden on the Day of Judgemnt and tll reeive his reward according to his deeds in this wordly life Just think for a moment, why you have sent to this world and what is the purpose. Is it like eat, drink and die only? Then these animals are far better than humans, they don't have to go to schools or work. Allah has sent human beings to this world so He can test you and your stay in this world is temporary and life of Hereafter is eternal so choice is clear. Make right decision at this moment before Angel of death comes and will not be given a second chance. When a child is born, every tick of a clock, he is getting closer to a grave, till he is laid in it. Prophet Muhammed (Peace be with him) has said that a grave is either pit of hell or Garden of Paradise. my Human brothers, Allah is so Merciful and wants you to be a inheritor of Paradise. He also warns you from the Devil ( the cursed one) who is a inheritor of Hell and wants you to be with him in Hell.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Very beautifully put, only one problem human nature: politics, religeon, prejudice they all stem from man's basic desire to possess power over others. BTW, I am very much alive and well, I don't feel sick, thanks.

      October 9, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. RSAT4

    This is untrue , go to press TV website to get the truth of the matter. The explosives were coming from china and it is for fire works not bombs. CNN stop misinforming the world. The world know that you are after Iran for no reason

    October 8, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. Manti

    Could we not just take out the bridge it came across?

    October 8, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. c.i.a.

    the u.s dream for decade to find the good excuse to destroyed iran.it s gonna happen one days.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sevenveils

      Iran will collapse from within. The tyranny of the Supreme Leader and his personal army of thugs are doing themselves in.

      October 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Braveheart

    Send the cargo back to Irun with the fuse lit.

    October 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      That is a good idea!!!

      October 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      It's only a matter of time before you hear from Dan in Lafayette,IN saying something stupid like, "This is very disrespectful to my hero Mel Gibson to use the name I gave him as my God". Apparently he doesn't have anything useful to talk\whine about so he should track this name misuse down any minute now. Just thought you should know.

      October 9, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. Old Sarge

    Dan in Lafayette,IN-as usual-another misinformed idiot.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  16. Willie12345

    Obama will bow to the Iranians and all will be fine. Or, he'll send Hillary, who as usual will accomplish nothing.

    October 7, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      She has accomplished more in 2 years than Bush and the Republicans did in 2 terms!!!

      October 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Willie12345

        List'em big boy. Iran = Failure, North Korea = Failure. etc. etc. Oh, yes....she did rack up a lot of freq. flyer miles.

        October 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Old Sarge

    Thanks for all the laughs this morning!

    October 7, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  18. Mowak

    Comments filled with profanity and ridiculing others is characteristic of Jewish Zionists.

    I think intelligent people should just skip reading these "Chosen People's" foul comments!

    Beats me how they can be chosen by the Almighty, they're more appropriately chosen by: Satan. He is filthy too.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • The Anti-Christ

      Whoa! Wait a second, I didn't choose them, don't blame me. The Catholic Clergy are my chosen people!

      October 7, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Is that why They molest Children???

        October 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Anti-Christ

        Actually I think the Molest Children becuase they are sick perverts. They just blame me instead of taking responsibility for thier own lack of control.

        October 8, 2010 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Quit talking about Yourself!!! The Israeli and Jews are the closes to GOD...

      October 7, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. dindy Sri lanka

    AFGHAN POLICE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      WHY ARE YOU YELLING???
      Do You think it makes it true???

      October 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Easy Killer, he doesn't mean to yell, he's just too stupid to turn off the CAPS Lock.

        October 9, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  20. bailoutsos

    Qari Ziauddin, the Taliban shadow governor killed --- How can they find a meaningless person, but can't find bin Laden after 8 years now?

    October 6, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe M.

      The Great Deceiver, Osama bin Laden is much more frightened of the Predators than the idiot believers who he convinces to risk their lives in following his instructions, so Bin Laden hides in a much deeper hole in the ground. Sadam Hussein was only hiding about 3 meters under ground when he was dragged from his hole asking to negotiate. Osama Bin Laden hides much deeper and is closer to all the demons of hell that he speaks with every day and night.

      October 6, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • markjuliansmith

        Osama bin Laden is not frightened of the Predators at all. Bin Liner is no where near the front line and has not been since taking up residence in Iran yerars ago.

        October 6, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • dindy Sri lanka

        WELL WRITTEN JOE M. LTTE LEADER WAS 50 METERS UNDERGROUND AND WHEN THE DRILLING BOMBS LANDING HE HAD COME OUT AND WAS NEAR THE SEA WAITING FOR A SUBMARINE. BUT THE FORCES KILLED HIM

        October 7, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Andy

        markjuliansmith. Don't use slang it confuses the septics.

        October 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • markjuliansmith

        @Andy Simply referring to character. It is important nomenclature in certain cases not only identifies but characterises so as to underline the true nature of, rather than simply a label.

        Bin Liner is in reference to the garbage intellectual and human, which this worst example of human kind attracts like flies to festering refuse, which in turn seek to poison what is best in humanity by a deformed text driving irrational brutal violence against fellow humans.

        The use of the nomenclature is to provide clarity not obscure the reality of what is Bin Liner.

        October 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prohet Mohammed

      LMAO!

      October 6, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • yaktoomuchkobi

      what a pity....

      October 7, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Not Israel!!! They are worth seeing...

      October 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sevenveils

      The Pakistani Government knows where he lives and mails him a check every month.

      October 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Old Sarge

    Iran-another worthless third world country.

    October 6, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Since when did you decide that Old Sarge? Is that why the West covets their oil? Now I guess that it's looking for an excuse to attack Iran like it did Iraq seven years ago.

      October 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        What are you talking about you idiot Afghanistan has no oil.

        October 6, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • zo

        Afghanistan's oil? hmmm...I must be confused, I haven't seen any oil rigs there. Or maybe you are completely confused, and have no idea where Afghanistan is? Yup, second one

        October 7, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
      • The Anti-Christ

        News Flash! Afghanistan has rocks, not oil.

        October 8, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Zizi Tenten

      That's a little harsh to say, don't you think? I mean, I believe that no country is worthless, no matter what they do. I hate terrorism, but I'm not going to call a terrorism-loving country worthless. But I guess it's your opinion....

      October 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      What's wrong with mud huts? until it rains...

      October 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Dear india,
      we apologize from keeping you from destroying these uneducated/uncivilized animals. go ahead and do what youve wanted for years. Drop those nukes on Pakistan.

      Sincerely,
      The Civilized World

      October 7, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • syal

      if all you followers of "peace" dislike Hindus so much,why live in India? Illuminated Iran and Saudi would welcome you "with open arms"

      October 8, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  22. Bledsoe

    Did they really come from Iran or is this just more NATO right-wing propaganda? With the right-wing media trying to drum up support for this obscene war,it's hard to tell.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      It seems to me that we almost need third country reporters like those from China or Brazil to keep us informed of what's going on over there since they have no vested interest in this obscene war.

      October 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prohet Mohammed

        It has nothing to do with nthe reporting, it's called censorship (sp?), CNN just buckles under pressure, the truth usually lies somewhere between CNN and FOX news. Neither one does accurate unbiased reporting but you can usually decipher some truth between the two.

        October 7, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      Qari Ziauddin, the Taliban shadow governor killed --- How can they find a meaningless person, but can't find bin Laden after 8 years?

      October 6, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joe M.

        Osama bin Laden is much more frightened of the Predators than the idiot believers who he convinces to risk their lives in following his instructions, so Bin Laden hides in a much deeper hole in the ground. Sadam Hussein was only hiding about 3 meters under ground when he was dragged from his hole asking to negotiate. Osama Bin Laden hides much deeper and is closer to all the demons of hell that he speaks with every day and night.

        October 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • jungleviper

        how can you find a man who is already dead, only the news that makes bin laden alive.. they cannot find the evidence ( the dead body ) because bin laden was buried in the most sacred place of the pashtun's tribe that anyone is prohibited to see.

        October 6, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Do You really think They have been looking??? All They have to do is go to Bush's Ranch and They would find him!!!

        October 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Joe M. I'm just trying to give you a head's up before Dan in Fayette, IN (a.k.a. "The name Police") is probably going to jump all over you for your blatant misuse of the letter "M", which I am pretty sure he will claim is a direct insult to Sesame Street. Not to mention "Joe" will likely be construed as an insult to Coffee as well as a partial insult to Snoopy a.k.a. "Joe Cool". Consider yourself warned- just trying to help out.

        October 9, 2010 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
    • markjuliansmith

      Hard to tell!

      If I lived on the planet Bot some 500,000 light years from here and had never been to planet Earth before it would take as long to read this sentence as it would to know with certainty Iran is not only the source of the explosives but is directly responsible for underwriting most of the violence against other we see today in the Middle East and North Africa.

      October 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharefacts

      9+ years and now Taliban control 80%of Afghanistan. We have the watch and Taliban have all the time. They will fight for decade if needed, because they are fighting on Ideology ( Liberation of their country from Foreign Occupation ).

      October 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • markjuliansmith

        Liberation from enabling the independance of others women in particular. Liberation from the imposition of modern textual interpretations of human rights for the retention of a seventh century misogynistic tribal Islamic texts suppression of humanity.

        Something worth fighting for? Not I would determine if you had to live under it yourself.

        October 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prohet Mohammed

        Pull your head out of your @ss! I can eat in a resturant in downtown Kabul without fear, get your facts straight! God Bless the Oops! I mean, Allah Bless the coalition forces, except for those damn Canadians (just kidding).

        October 6, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Moo Ham Mud

        Nine years ago the Taliban ran into Pakistan and Afghanistan was free of them. If Bush didn't have such an anal fixation on Iraq and used those resources in Afghanistan, this conflict would have been over sometime ago with a happy ending.

        October 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Klugmann

      That is what happens when you start lying. After awhile no one believes you. Everything becomes suspect. However based on Irans past war crimes and political lies I believe they are giving Explosive devices to Amercias Enemies. Anything they can do to kill Infidels... After all it is Gods will. Islam the religon of love, peace and High Explosives....

      October 7, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Edward Goody

      Think you are 100% spot on

      October 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      You don't think very much of NATO do You??? What would They have to gain to doing it???

      October 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |