Armed forces on Friday recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, officials said.
The arms were possibly dropped by a drone from across the border. However, further investigation is on, they said. On a tip off, police and army conducted a search operation in Sarthian border hamlet, they said. During the search, they recovered two pistols, five magazines and 122 ammunition rounds in a gunny bag, they said.
Armed forces also recovered two wireless communication sets, batteries and some torches during an operation that was launched near a sheep farm in Balnoi area of Poonch district.
Western Command, Indian Army, tweeted on Friday afternoon, “Own vigilant troops #RisingStarCorps spotted Drone activity near the IB in #Samba at early hours today. Search of the area resulted in recovery of arms and [email protected]”
Forces have repeatedly spotted drones in the region since June 27, when one was used to target the Indian Air Force base in Jammu with explosives. The incident left two IAF personnel injured.