Dragon Sniper rifle, ammunition recovered in Gulmarg sector: Army

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The army on Saturday claimed to have recovered a Dragon Sniper Rifle with magazine besides other arms and ammunition at Gulmarg sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Defence Spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that a Dragon Sniper its magazine and 194 AK-47 rounds, 10 Rifle Grenades and two IED Circuits were recovered in Marpathri, upper reaches of Gulamarg in Baramulla district.

He added that a search operation was launched in the morning following credible inputs regarding presence of arms cache in the forest area. Unnamed police sources told KNO that a case has been registered in this regard in Police Station Gulmarg. It came two days after the army had recovered a huge arms cache in Hathlangoo area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Army’s Srinagar-based Chinar-Corps had said in a tweet that an input was received regarding weapon drop near LoC and a search operation was launched after that. The recovered items included one AK-47 rifle with magazines, five Chinese pistols with magazines, 24 grenades and other warlike stores. (KNO)

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