Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

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

Press Trust of India | Jammu | Posted: June 22, 2014 6:50 pm

In a major breakthrough, Army busted a militant hideout on Sunday 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, Ministry of Defence spokesperson M Mehta said here on Sunday.

“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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