Army claims major arms recovery in north Kashmir

Srinagar: Army on Sunday claimed it seized 18 AK-47 rifles and five pistols from a militant hideout in forests near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
Army thwarted the efforts of militants “to smuggle arms in large quantity by intercepting weapons near LoC in Keran sector,” an army spokesman said in a statement here.
The weapons seized include 18 AK-47 rifles and five pistols, he claimed, adding that searches are still in progress in the area.
Army also recovered arms and ammunition from Hajibal area of Baramulla district, the spokesman said.
“The recoveries included one sniper rifle with a magazine and five rounds, two pistols with four live rounds and two under barrel grenade launchers (UBGL) along with 23 UBGL grenades,” he said.
“As many as 18 hand grenades, six rocket projectile guns (RPG), two disposable rocket launchers, two radio sets and two mortar bombs were also recovered during the operation,” the spokesman added.