January 2007 News

50 kg RDX seized in Kupwara

30 January 2007
The Hindu

Srinagar: The Army has seized pistols and 50 kg of RDX near the Line of Control in Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, thwarting militants' plan to carry out attacks in the State, a defence spokesman said on Tuesday. The RDX, a rocket projectile gun, 80 rifle grenades and a 9-mm pistol were recovered near the LoC in Tangdhar sector. In Trehgam, the troops recovered six pistols, two under barrel grenade launchers, an AK-47 rifle, 63 grenades, 31 kg of ordinary explosives and 1,752 rounds of assorted ammunition from an arms dump at Gulgam. The recovery of such a huge cache of weapons indicated that the militants had planned major attacks.


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