November 2006 News

Huge Arms Recovered In Kashmir, Manipur

1 November 2006
The Times of India

New Delhi: A number of militant hideouts were busted and arms and ammunition recovered in a series of anti-insurgency operations conducted in Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur, it was announced here on Wednesday. A Rashtriya Rifles battalion located a cache of arms and ammunitions at Arangi in Jammu region of Kashmir on Tuesday. In the joint operation conducted with the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police and the Special Task Force, one AK-47, four pistols, one revolver, three radio sets and 10 kg of explosives was recovered, a defence ministry statement said. Another Rashtriya Rifles battalion also recovered a cache of arms and ammunition at Handwagan near Banihal that included one universal machine gun, three under barrel grenade launchers and a large quantity of ammunition and explosives. In Manipur, an Assam Rifles battalion at Tangpichang in Churachandpur district recovered one universal machine gun, a pistol and 10 kg of explosives, the statement said.


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