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Large Cache of Arms Retrieved from Slain Terrorists in Handwara

A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the militants who were carrying medicines with Pak markings.

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Three heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan were today killed after they launched an attack on an army camp in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the militants, who were also carrying medicines with Pakistani markings.

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An army official said that the militants opened fire on an army camp at Langate in Kupwara district at around 5 AM, which was retaliated by the jawans.

After repulsing the attack, the security forces launched a search operation in the area, during which the militants fired upon them, leading to an encounter.

Briefing the media on the operation, Commanding Officer, Colonel Rajiv Saharan said the three militants were challenged by jawans after they noticed suspicious movement near the perimeter fencing of the camp.

The army official said the forces have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the slain militants.

"The medicine which has been recovered from all three terrorists has Pakistani marking. This ascertains that all three terrorists were Pakistani terrorists. The maps and the matrix sheet, which they were using, that also is being analysed”, he said.

(Inputs: PTI)

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