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LAHORE, Feb 19: Railways Police claim to have recovered a huge quantity of explosive material from three Afghan nationals.

A spokesman said on Tuesday that during a routine checking of Quetta-bound 305-Down train at Chaman station, a police party found three suspicious Afghan nationals.

On search, the police recovered 50 anti-personnel mines, 100 fuses, 30 detonators and 33-foot wire from their luggage.

Identified as Abdul Rehman, Abdul Jalil and Abdul Samad, the accused were booked under sections 4 and 5 of the Explosive Act.

Meanwhile, Railways Police Inspector-General Syed Ibne Husain directed the Quetta SP to award commendation certificates to police party members.

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