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Security forces recover 14 improvised mortars, war-like stores in Manipur

Security forces recover weapons in Manipur (Photo: IANS)

A combined team of Central and state security forces on Saturday recovered 15 weapons including 14 improvised mortars, one single barrel gun and other war-like stores at Khodang village in Manipur’s Churachandpur district.

Defence Spokesman for Manipur, Nagaland and Southern Arunachal Pradesh Lt Col Amit Shukla said that a joint team of Army, Assam Rifles, other central forces and Manipur Police, acting on a on specific intelligence inputs, launched an operation in Khodang village in Churachandpur district and recovered the weapons and and war-like stores.

In a similar operation in Thoubal district, a joint team of Assam Rifles and police launched a search operation at Kwarok Maring and recovered one 9 mm Carbine and other war-like stores.

The recovered weapons and ammunition have been handed over to police for further investigation.