J&K: Army foils major smuggling bid in Kupwara

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): The Indian Army today foiled a major weapon smuggling bid at Kishanganga river along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

Army officials said that they noticed suspicious movement of two to three men who were transporting weapons in a tube through Kishanganga river and with timely action the weapon smuggling bid was foiled by alert troops.

Defence officials also 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 Kishanganga river from Pakistan administered Kashmir side.

“The timely action of alert forces have foiled another smuggle of war like store successfully”, the officials added.

They further said that after the timely action troops reached the spot and recovered huge amount of war like stores that include, 4 AK 47 Rifles, 8 Magazines and 240 rounds.

Pertinently, the Army earlier claimed a number of weapon recoveries in forward areas in Uri and stated that the weapons dumped close to LoC were meant for the militancy related activities in the valley.

The Army had also stated that terrorists are without proper weapons and are desperate to get fresh supplies from across but alert troops are foiling all such attempts.

-RJV