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Army recovers huge cache of arms and ammo in Manipur

KOHIMA, AUG 16 | Publish Date: 8/16/2019 12:44:36 PM IST

Indian Army troops under the aegis of the Red Shield Division along with Police seized large quantity of war like stores including arms and ammunition during a search operation in Thanagong in Noney District on August 14 in a community hall. The operation was conducted to sanitize critical areas in Khoupum Valley ahead of Independence Day

A press release by PRO (Defence) stated that the cache of arms and ammunitions were hidden inside the rice sacks stored in the hall. 

The recoveries included two assault rifles of  AK-47  & AK-56 series with 250 live rounds, one HK-33 Assault Rifle, one Lathode grenade launcher with 20 live grenades and other assorted ammunition of different calibers. Recovered weapons & ammunition have been handed over to PS Bishnupur for further disposal.

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