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BSF recovers cache of arms near India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Gurdaspur

The arms and ammunition were kept in a white bag found buried under the soil, an official said. BSF troops found the bag with the help of a sniffer dog, he added.

Published: 06th February 2018 07:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2018 07:10 PM   |  A+A-

BSF personnel patrolling at the international border . | PTI File Image

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: Border Security Force (BSF) today recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including three AK-47 rifles, two pistols, six hand grenades and 250 rounds near the Indo-Pak border at the Kassowal border outpost in Gurdaspur Sector.

The arms and ammunition were kept in a white bag found buried under the soil, an official said. BSF troops found the bag with the help of a sniffer dog, he added.

"We have recovered three AK-47 rifles along with six magazines, 150 rounds, two pistols along with two magazines, 100 rounds and six hand grenades at the border outpost Kassowal in Gurdaspur Sector," BSF DIG Rajesh Sharma said.

The BSF troops noticed suspicious movement near the Indo-Pak border after which they launched a search operation.

"During the search operation, a white bag, containing arms and ammunition which was buried under the soil was found," he said.

The weapons will be handed over to the local police, he added.

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