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Army, SoG seize arms cache in Pooch

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

and Special Operations Group (SoG) of Police today seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 4 weapons and as many mortar bombs, in Pooch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A party of 16 Rastriya Rifles of and SOG conducted a search operation in general area in Chamrer forest in Surankote belt of Poonch district, an officer said.

During the search, the troops busted a natural hideout in which a large cache of arms, ammunition and other warlike stores was recovered, he said.

The recovery includes two AK 56 Rifles, two RPGs, two 9 mm pistols, 302 rounds and 10 magazines of AK 56, four Chinese hand grenades, three rounds and two magazines of 9 mm pistol, 88 rounds of Light Machine Gun, twelve rounds of sniper rifle, three anti-tank rifle grenades and 4 mortar bombs, he said.

The complete area has been sanitised and is being continuously monitored, he added.

This was part of a number of intensive search operations which have been launched over the last 4-5 days in the areas of Rajouri, Surankot, Mendhar, Mandi, Thanamandi and in the upper reaches of the hills and forest to track down terrorists.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 00:48 IST