Kupwara, Oct 10: Four Ak-47 rifles along with eight magazines and 240 rounds were recovered in Keran sector of Line of Control (LoC) in frontier Kupwara district, army said on Saturday.
“Last night army’s 6RR started cordon-and-search-operation and today four fresh AK-4 Rifles, eight magazines and 240 rounds were recovered besides two new pouches,” an army officer said.
Army claimed weapon smuggling was being carried through Kishanganga river along the LOC in Keran sector.
Officials said that the army noticed movement of two to three men who were transporting some items in a rubber tube filled with air through Kishanganga river and with timely action the weapon smuggling bid was foiled by alert troops.
Defence sources said that army men foiled the weapon smuggling bid by three persons who had tied a tube with huge quantity of arms and ammunition with a rope across Kishangaga river from Pakistan administered Kashmir side.
The timely action of alert forces has foiled another smuggle of war like store successfully, the defence sources said.