Arms, ammunition recovered in Dulanja Uri, says army

Srinagar: Armed forces on Thursday claimed to have recovered “war-like stores” from Dulanja area of Uri along Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Army’s Commanding Officer 8 Rashtriya Rifles Vivek Venkat briefing a presser at Uri brigade unit said that “after receiving regular inputs over a week about delivery of consignment in areas along the LOC in North Jhelum sub sector, search operations were organised along areas  astride Jhelum River including Kala Bhat, Chappar, Dhulanja, Cutting Area, Dhuianja Infantry Safe Line (ISL).”

“On September 9, a credible input was received from Jammu Kashmir Police regarding presence of a cache of small arms in general Area Dulanja”, the officer said.

“Consequently post deliberate planning, a specific search was launched in general area Dulanja Infantry Safe Line (ISL) at 1320 hours by a team which continued throughout the day”, the officer said, adding  “the searches culminated in the recovery of War-like stores in general area cutting on September 10 at 0525 hours.”

The arms and ammunition recovered during the searches include two M16 Rifles (Pak Origin), two Pistols (Pak Origin), four Magazines (M16 Rifle), and four Magazines (Pistols), the officer maintained.

The press conference was also attended by concerned police officials including SDPO and SHO Uri.

(With inputs from GNS)


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