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Huge cache of arms seized in J&K's Kathua, major terror attack averted: Army

Defence sources said the arms and ammunition were wrapped in a polythene bag and dumped in an isolated area in a village for later use

By PTI in Jammu

  • Published 29.12.18, 4:12 PM
  • Updated 29.12.18, 4:12 PM
Representative image: A hand grenade, two AK assault rifles, four magazines with 256 rounds and 59 rounds of sniper ammunition were seized.
Representative image: A hand grenade, two AK assault rifles, four magazines with 256 rounds and 59 rounds of sniper ammunition were seized. iStock

The army on Saturday said they have averted a major terror attack with the seizure of a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Two AK assault rifles, a hand grenade, four magazines with 256 rounds and 59 rounds of sniper ammunition were seized during a joint operation by the army and local police in Billawar block early on Saturday, a defence spokesperson said.

He said the security forces conducted the operation after receiving inputs from military intelligence and "this recovery has averted a major terrorists strike planned in the Jammu region".

Defence sources said the arms and ammunition were wrapped in a polythene bag and dumped in an isolated area in a village for later use.

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