Huge cache of arms recovered in Handwara woods

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Government forces on Thursday recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from woods of Haphruda area of north Kashmir’s Handwara.

An official in a handout said that a joint operation, Indian army alongwith JKP Handwara, based on reliable input, carried out specific jungle search in Haphruda Forest in north Kupwara district on early morning of 06 Apr 2023. The search resulted in recovery of huge cache of ammunition, that is 720 rounds of 7.62 mm (most likely of Chinese origin) , 05 rounds of RPG , 09 booster tubes of RPG and 10 x UBGL Grenades(most likely of Russian Origin).

The spokesman further stated that the ammunition was concealed in two locs in the jungle area with adequate packaging. Infact few of the ammunition has been found in sealed packages.

A thorough jungle search was lauched by Haphruda COB and JKP Handwara personnel in the general area of Haphruda forest for any more caches of arms/ammunition or for any hideout, reads the statement. (GNS)

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