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Afghanistan: Jalalabad Disarmed UN Announces

Afghanistan: Jalalabad Has Been Disarmed, UN Announces

The Jalalabad region of Afghanistan has become the country's second to be disarmed, a United Nations spokesperson announced today.

"As we speak seven regions are still undergoing disarmament," Ariane Quentier told reporters in Kabul today.

Jalalabad joined Mazar-e Sharif, which is also fully decommissioned, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Nationally, over 39,000 military personnel have disarmed in the country.

Although Jalalabad has been declared disarmed about 300 personnel remain on duty in order to guard military equipment, Ms. Quentier said.

In a related development, UNAMA announced that the total number of heavy weapons collected in Afghanistan now exceeds 8,400.

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