Major terror attack averted, huge cache of arms and ammunition seized in Jammu and Kashmir
The Border Security Force (BSF) in a joint operation along with Rashtriya Rifles and the state police on Monday averted a major terrorist strike before Independence Day 2021 by seizing a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a hideout in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Two AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 magazines, one Chinese pistol, 10 pistol magazines, one Set I-Com, four Chinese grenades, four non-electric detonators, nine electric detonators, 15 fuze detonators of Chinese grenades with levers, 16 Cordex, 257 round AK-47 ammunition, 68 round 9 mm Chinese ammunition, 23 rounds 7.65 mm ammunition, two mobile phones (Nokia), 12 battery mobile chargers and two nine-volt batteries were seized in the operation.
The cache of arms and ammunition was seized in a forested area near village Sangad under Mendhar Police Station in Poonch.
"On August 9, on specific input, a joint operation of BSF was launched with Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) Poonch in the forest area at Sangad, Poonch. During search ops the following recovery was made," the BSF said.
The recovery of such a huge cache of arms and ammunition is significant at a time when there is a high alert of threat across the country ahead of Independence Day.
On Sunday, the suspected drones from Pakistan dropped 5 grenades, IED-fitted tiffin boxes in Amritsar. Likewise, the state has been put on alert ahead of Independence Day 2021.