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Arms dump found in Poonch forest

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Jammu, Jul 06: The Army on Friday claimed to have unearthed an arms dump in a forest area in Poonch district and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 11 IEDs during the preceding night.

Besides the Improvised Explosive devices (IED), the seizure included some Pakistani currency, two AK assault rifles, three pistols, three rounds of rocket propelled grenades (RPG) and four Chinese hand grenades, an Army officer said.

The recovery was made from a forest area near the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector during a search operation which was launched on specific information.

“Two AK 56 rifles with 26 magazines and 1153 rounds, three pistols with two magazines and 63 rounds, one Pika magazine with 46 rounds, 11 IEDs fitted in tiffin boxes and 20 detonators were part of the arms dump,” the official said.

He said Pakistani currency valuing Rs 16,500, a compass, two map sheets, a bayonet, seven communication sets, a code sign and some other items were recovered during the operation.

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