Nagaland

Assam Rifles recover huge cache of arms & ammunition in Kohima

Assam Rifles recover huge cache of arms & ammunition in Kohima
(Assam Rifles officials along with recovered arms and ammunition)

Kohima, July 11 (NEx): The Assam Rifles recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition during a search operation conducted in general area Chedima Village in Kohima District of Nagaland on Friday, July 10, 2020.

An update from PRO Defence, Kohima said, based on specific intelligence regarding a large cache of arms and ammunition, the troops launched an operation in the area.

During the search operation, the troops unearthed a large cache of ammunition. These included three 60 mm Mortar bombs, two M-60 Anti-Tank Rifle Grenades, 390 rounds of 7.62 mm Sniper, 109 live rounds of 7.62 mm AK-47, 51 rounds of 7.62 mm Pistol, three Kgs of PEK (explosive) and one AK-47 magazine.

The recovered items have been handed over to North Police Station, Kohima for further investigations.

Another update from PRO defence said, Assam Rifles in a Joint Operation along with Nagaland Police personnel apprehended an active cadre of NSCN(IM) near BOC, 5th Mile in Dimapur District, Nagaland on Thursday, July 09, 2020 and recovered one Point 22mm Pistol, one Mag, with 05 rounds.