Assam Rifles recover weapons cache in Manipur



Troops of the Assam Rifles, Thoubal Battalion, unearthed a huge cache of weapons and ammunition from Kamiching region in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Wednesday.

According to sources, they launched a joint operation with Imphal East Police commandos on February 2 based on credible intelligence regarding the establishment of an arms cache in Kamiching area of Thoubal District.

Following an extensive search, the team discovered the cache on Wednesday morning.

The weapons recovered were two 9mm Beretta pistols, one .32mm Chinese pistol, two .32mm country-made pistols, one 9 mm pistol, two sub-machine guns (SMGs) and one .12 bore rifle.

They also recovered two Chinese rifle grenades and one Lathod round.

They handed the arms and ammunition over to Andro Police Station for further investigation.

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)


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