Army foiled militant bid to smuggle in arms in Kupwara, one arrested

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Srinagar, May 17 (UNI) Army today foiled a militant bid to smuggle in arms and ammunition in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said.

They said troops of 41 Rashtriya Rifles established a naka at Khangund, Kupwara, following a tip-off that militants will take arms and ammunition from one place to main town Kupwara.

Sources said during checking, troops intercepted a vehicle from which a militant was arrested.

Later, an AK 47 Rifle, sixteen UBGL grenades, one AK magazine, thirty rounds of AK ammunition, two Chinese grenades and rs 9100 of Indian currency were recovered from the vehicle.

The militant admitted that the arms and ammunition were for a militant group to cause disturbances in the Kupwara town .

The vehicle has also been seized.

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