Secret service finds ‘ancient’ statues
Written by Quqnoos.com
Thursday, 07 August 2008 10:35
Intelligence officials to hand statues over to government for tests
THE INTELLIGENCE service has discovered three “ancient” statues in the eastern province of Kunar, the provincial governor said.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) found the statues, which are thought to be extremely valuable, on Tuesday, the province’s governor, Said Fazallulah Wahidi, said.
He refused to give any details about the statues for security reasons.
The statues will soon be handed over to the province’s information and culture department, which will carry out tests to determine which historical period they belong to.
Two days ago, the NDS arrested four men in Baghlan province for attempting to smuggle precious statues out of the country.