Bid to smuggle weapons to Kashmir foiled; two held

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Two AK56, ten pistols seized from a dumper at Lower Munda

Qazigund: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday apprehended two terror associates and foiled a major bid to smuggle arms and ammunition into Kashmir Valley.

Giving details, sources said that the weapons were being smuggled in a dumper which was stopped for routine checking by police at Lower Munda crossing.

The seized weapons included two AK-56  rifles and ten pistols.

The apprehended terror associates have been identified as Zahid Nabi and Mehraj-u-din of Pulwama.

Police have registered a case and begun investigations.

On Friday, police and security forces had recovered an Ak-47 rifle along with two magazines, four pistols along with eight magazines besides 158 bullets in Rajouri district.