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AR recovers huge cache of weapons

IMPHAL | Aug 8 : Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles in a joint operation along with Sendra Battalion and Bishnupur commandos recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition and other warlike stores in Kumbi area belonging to a suspected UG group, said a release from IGAR (South).

The arms and ammunition were recovered during a search conducted by the combined team in the early hours of Wednesday at Kumbi. The recovered items included one point 303 Rifle, five 9mm pistols with nine live rounds of ammunition, one German made revolver with five live ammunition, four Chinese hand grenades, six magazines, twelve Gelatin sticks, and other explosive materials.

The recovered items have been handed over to Kumbi Police Station.

Meanwhile, Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles conducted a Motivational lecture programme at Konthuojam, Imphal West on August 8.

The lecture programme organised by Patsoi Company Operating Base witnessed the attendance of a total of 40 locals along with gram pradhan and ward members. The participants were provided information regarding the career prospects in the Armed Forces and an interactive session was also conducted with parents to guide them on ways to prevent their children from falling prey to drug abuse and criminal activities, the release added.

~IFP

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