Biggest seizure of arms, explosives this year by Army in Jammu

  • PTI, Jammu
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  • Updated: Jun 22, 2014 09:24 IST

In a major breakthrough, Army busted a militant hideout today and seized a war-like cache of arms and explosives, including 60 kgs of RDX and 104 explosive devices, in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.


Troops of Rastriya Rifles, on a specific information, launched a massive search operation in Keshwan forest belt of Kishtwar district, defence spokesperson M Mehta said.

"This is the biggest recovery made by the troops this year in Jammu region and perhaps the largest one in the past few years in Kishtwar," he said.

A big haul of arms, ammunition and explosives, including 60 kgs of RDX, one kg of Russian Marking explosive, 2 kgs of unidentified explosives, one AK series rifle, one plain rifle, three 12-bore rifles, two pistols were recovered from the hideout, he said.

Besides this, the troops also recovered 104 explosive devices, including 43 hand grenades, 3 Rocket Projectile Grenades (RPGs), 40 detonators and 19 UBGL grenades, he said.

 

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