The Taliban reportedly found elements of the Soviet-made 9K72 Elbrus short-range ballistic missile systems, including 8K-14 (R-17) missiles, in the Panjshir Valley.
The Elbrus complex was produced in the Soviet Union in 1962-1987 and was in service with a number of countries, including the Ministry of State Security of the Republic of Afghanistan. They were actively used during the war in Afghanistan and proved their effectiveness during the attacks on mujahideen’s fortifications.
Highly likely, the missiles found in Panjshir have long been out of order, as they are old and were stored in inadequate conditions for decades.
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