Dragon Sniper Rifle, ammunition recovered in J&K’s Gulmarg sector: Army

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): The Indian Army has today recovered a Dragon Sniper Rifle with a magazine besides other arms and ammunition at Gulmarg sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Today’s weapon and ammunition recovery along the LoC in Baramulla district is third in a row in the ensuing month of July. Defence Spokesman in Srinagar, Colonel Rajesh Kalia told NVI that a Dragon Sniper with a magazine and 194 AK-47 rounds, 10 Rifle Grenades and two IED Circuits were recovered in Marpathri, upper reaches of Gulmarg in Baramulla district.

He said that a search operation was launched in the morning following credible inputs regarding presence of arms cache in the forest area. Police sources said that a case has been registered in this regard in Gulmarg Police Station. This recovery comes just two days after the Army recovered a huge arms cache in Hathlangoo area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

On July 22, Army’s Srinagar-based Chinar-Corps had said in a tweet that an input was received regarding weapon drop near LoC and a search operation was launched after that. The recovered items included one AK-47 rifle with magazines, five Chinese pistols with magazines, 24 grenades and other warlike stores.

Earlier, on July 7, the Army during a search operation close to Line of Control (LoC) in Maidan Nala, of Uri area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district had recovered a cache of arms consisting of three AK-56, two Pistols with magazines and other ammunition.

-CHK