Huge cache of arms, ammo recovered along LoC in Machhal: Army  

Srinagar: Army, BSF and police on Friday said that a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered near Line of Control in Machhal Sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“ Based on concrete intelligence inputs by agencies on attempts by (militants) to induct war like stores into Kashmir Valley from across the Line of Control, a Joint Operation was launched by Indian Army, BSF and JKP from 15 to 18 Aug 23 in Machhal Sector, Kupwara,” a defence ministry spokesperson based in Srinagar said, adding, “During the search operations, huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered at around 1100 hours on Friday to include five AK Series Rifles, eight AK Magazines, seven 9mm Pistols, fifteen 9mm Pistol Magazines, four Hand Grenades, 7.62 mm AK Rounds, 7.62 mm AP Rounds and 9 mm Rounds and other incriminating material.”

The search operations are still in progress, he said. “Extensive search of the area is being carried out. The recovery of such large cache of arms and ammunition is a huge setback to the nefarious designs of (militant) organisations to disrupt peace and tranquility in Kashmir Valley,” he said, adding, “Security Forces in complete synergy are always combat ready and are committed to keep the Valley safe and secure.” (GNS)

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