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Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered from Keran sector

October 07, 2013 19:22 IST

A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from Keran sector along the Line of Control in Kashmir valley on Monday, even as the operation against militants holed up there entered the 14th day.

"We conducted search operations in the sector and recovered war-like stores of arms and ammunition," Officiating Brigadier General Staff (BGS) Col Sanjay Mitra told reporters.

He said the recoveries include seven AK 47 rifles, four pistols, one sniper rifle, 20 UBGL grenades, two radio-sets and other war-like stores.

Some medicines and food items were also recovered, he said.

Army had on Sunday recovered six AK rifles, 10 pistols, five radio-sets and other items after the search operations in the sector, Col Mitra said.

"The level of preparedness by the terrorists prior to these attempts and their designs are amply clear with recoveries," he said.

The Army launched a massive anti-infiltration operation in Shalbhatti village in Keran Sector on September 24 after noticing a group of 30 to 40 militants trying to sneak into the Valley.

The operation, for the 14th day today, is on in a vast area along the LoC and so far seven militants have been killed -- three in Gujjardoor village on Friday and four in Fateh Gali area of the sector Saturday.

 

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