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PIX: Army recovers huge cache of weapons near LoC

December 29, 2013 21:31 IST

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Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar

In a major arms haul, alert Indian army troops recovered 40 weapons from near the Line of Control in the Farkian Gali area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.

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Image: Army troopers showcase the seized weapons, in Srinagar on Sunday
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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“Based on tip off from reliable intelligence sources, a search operation was launched by the vigilant troops deployed along the LoC in the Farkian Gali area of the frontier Kupwara division yesterday resulting into the recovery of major haul of weapons,” a defence spokesman said in a statement.

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Image: Army troopers recover weapons Farkian Gali area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Saturday
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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“A total of 40 weapons including 20 AK 47 rifles, 20 pistols, magazines and ammunition hidden one kilometer inside the Line of Control were recovered.”

“Inputs were being received over last few days by the army from the sources about the likely bid for infiltration or pushing the arms across the Line of Control.

“Accordingly, the troops were put on high alert and searches were being carried out in the suspected areas. Search operations being undertaken on December 28, led to the recovery of such a large cache of arms and ammunition from a place which is between the LoC and the anti-infiltration obstacle system,” the statement added.


Image: Army troopers showcase the seized weapons, in Srinagar on Sunday
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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