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Pakistan Seizes 1,700 Kilos of Morphine


Pakistan says its security forces have raided a house in southwestern Baluchistan province and seized nearly 1,700 kilograms of morphine, as well as weapons and ammunition.

Officials say the raid occurred late Monday in Chaghi, a town west of the provincial capital, Quetta, following a tip-off.

No suspects were present at the scene, and there were no arrests.

Also Monday, in the same province, three brothers from a poor shepherd's family died and their parents were injured when a box they found in a field exploded.

Local authorities say the accident happened in the remote town of Mastoong, south of Quetta. It was not clear who left the box of explosives in the field.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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