Security Forces Foil Infiltration Bid In J&K
20 December 2009
: Security forces recovered a huge cache of ammunition from Poonch district in Jammu region of Indian Kashmir on Sunday (December 20). In a joint search operation launched by army's 39 Rashtriya Rifles and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force near Line of Control in Salani area of the district, they recovered 1,500 rounds of AK rifles, 399 rounds of Pika rifles and 17 detonators. 'We have seized a huge cache of ammunition including rounds of AK rifles and Pika rifles from militants. It is quite clear that they wanted to infiltrate into India,' said FH Shah, Station House Officer (SHO), Mendhar. Pakistan-based militant groups infiltrate into the region across a military control line, or the Line of Control (LoC). The LoC divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, who have gone to war twice over the region. Pakistan, which like India claims the region in full, has consistently denied its involvement in abetting the anti-India insurgency that has killed more than 47,000 people since 1989.