10 kg RDX recovered in Kashmir

May 10th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin  

Jammu, May 10 (IANS) The Indian Army Saturday seized a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, including 10 kg of RDX explosives, in Jammu and Kashmir. The seizure came as the Border Security Force (BSF) continued to scan the area along the India-Pakistan border in Samba sector where they foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir Thursday night.

While combing the jungles in Purmandal, a town west of Jammu, soldiers recovered 10 kg of RDX, three grenades and other ammunition, according to army sources.

Soldiers are searching the area to find out if there are more dumps of arms and ammunition.

The BSF has mounted greater vigil along the 187-km international border after Thursday night’s intrusion bid, foiled after Indian security forces fired at the militants.

The barbed wire fence that stands four metre high and one metre wide has again been checked.

“A close watch is being kept close to fence,” said J.B. Sangwan, the deputy inspector general of BSF who visited the border area again Saturday.

A report detailing the incident and the suspected role of Pakistan Rangers in providing cover fire has been sent to the BSF headquarters in New Delhi.

The Jammu and Kashmir police have set up fresh check points on the border roads.

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