Three local residents of Poonch’s Mendhar were arrested after the recovery of six hand grenades from an area near the Line of Control in the district, reported a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
In a statement, the forces claimed that the recovery was made by the army and police early this morning during an operation that was launched on a tip-off regarding a possible militant module operating in the area which had dumped grenades.
Unnamed officials told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that on the basis of the information, an operation was launched and six hand grenades were recovered near a house in Galuta village of Mendhar and three persons have so far been lifted by forces for further investigation.
“There is every possibility that either trio or two among them are involved in the militancy module,” said officials. They said that the grenades recovered have been seized by forces with searches still going on in the LoC area especially in Balakote sector. (KNO)