Arms, Ammunition Recovered Near LoC In Poonch

Poonch- State forces recovered a bag containing four AK rifles, as many grenades besides other ammunition near Kirni, an area falling close to Line of Control in Poonch district, officials said on Monday.

“Based on a specific input, J&K police in a joint search operation and army in general area of Kirni area of Poonch near LoC during the intervening night of November 8/9,” said an official.

“During search operation a bag full of arms and ammunition hidden under boulders was found near LoC,” he said, adding the details recovery of arms and ammunition is as under AK 56 – 04,  AK magazines- 04, AK rounds – 141,  AGL grenades – 02, Hand grenade – 02, Islamic Diaries – 20, Camel bag – 1, AK accessories and ruck sack- 1,” he added.

“Initial investigation reveals that this consignment of arms and ammunition was to be smuggled to Kashmir valley to activate more militant related actions by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants. An FIR has been registered in police station Poonch and further details if any will be shared during investigation of the case,” the official said.

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