Joint forces of the Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Hathlanga village of Uri in Baramulla late on Saturday night, police said on Sunday.
A joint search operation was launched at 6:15 a.m. in the general area of Hathlanga Nallah of Rustam Battalion of Rampur Brigade on Saturday, which lasted for about eight hours and ended with the recovery of arms, ammunition and other munitions, police said. Finished- Like stores along the LC.
The recovered arms and ammunition include 8 AK series rifles with 24 magazines and 560 live rounds. Apart from this, apart from 12 Chinese pistols, 24 magazines and 244 live rounds, 9 Chinese hand grenades and 5 Pakistani hand grenades have also been recovered.
Interestingly, 81 balloons with Pakistani flags with ‘I Love Pakistan’ written on them and 5 sacks with Pakistani markings were also recovered.
The Army said intelligence inputs were received from multiple intelligence agencies over a period of two weeks about infiltration attempts by terrorists. The successful conduct of the operation reflects the excellent coordination between the security forces and various intelligence agencies operating in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
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