Ammunition recovered near LoC, suspicious material found near highway: Police

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have recovered weapons in Keran sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in a joint operation. In a separate incident, at Ladoora, Rafiabad near Baramulla-Handwara highway, the government forces also detected a suspicious material near orchards.

A local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), quoted unnamed officials that a joint operation was launched by Kupwara police and the army’s 6 Rashtriya Rifles unit in Keran village along the Line of Control (LoC) after receiving specific inputs during which a huge amount of arms and ammunition was recovered.

During the searches, a large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered, he said, including five AK 47, 15 AK Magazine, 443 AK rounds, two UBGL, 57 UBGL grenade, six 9mm Pistols, 12 9mm Magazine, 9mm rounds 77 Hand Grenade, and 2 AK sling.

The police also registered an FIR–number 01/2020, under sections 4/5 Explosives Substances Act and 7/25 IA Act–in Police Station Keran and further investigation set into motion.

While in Rafiabad, the army’s 32 RR, Special Operation Group, and the police rushed to the spot and called the bomb disposal squad.

SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal told KNO that some suspicious material was noticed in orchards near Baramulla Handwara highway at Tragpora Rafiabad by ROP party of the army. He added that a Bomb squad of Army has reached the spot. (KNO)

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