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Arms, ammunition recovered near LoC in Mendhar, says police

Poonch: Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have recovered two pistols, seventy pistol rounds and two grenades kept in bushes near LoC in Dabbi village of Balakote sector in Mendhar sub-division on Wednesday morning.

Police said that the arms and ammunition were kept in bushes by “militant handlers from Pakistan” and have been recovered on the disclosure of information by three militant associates arrested on Sunday.

SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral told Kashmir News Observer that during questioning of arrested militant associate Yaseen Khan, some vital clues on his confession were developed after which a team of police headed by Sub Divisional Police Officer Mendhar Zaheer Jafri along with army launched an operation in the Dabbi area near LoC and recovered a consignment of arms and ammunition kept in a polythene bag in bushes.

“Two pistols, seventy bullets and two grenades have been recovered so far and more searches are going on,” the SSP said.

 

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