Poonch: Three local persons hailing from Poonch’s Mendhar were arrested after recovery of “six hand grenades” from an area near Line of Control in the district.

Recovery was made by army and police early this morning during an operation which was launched on a tip off regarding a possible militant module operating in the area which had dumped grenades, officials told a local news agency KNO.

They said that on the basis of the information, an operation was launched and six hand grenades were recovered near a house in Galuta village of Mendhar and three persons have so far been lifted by armed forces for further investigation.

“There is every possibility that either trio or two among them are involved in the militancy module,” the news agency quoted the officials as saying.

They said that the grenades recovered have been seized by armed forces with searches still going on in the LoC area especially in Balakote sector.


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