Live ammunition found in canal in Pathankot

Pathankot: The police on Sunday found a cache of ammunition dumped in a canal in Pathankot, which is on high alert since the attack on the airbase earlier this month.

A few boys, who were taking bath in the canal, accidentally found the ammunition.

Some children while bathing in the canal found magazines with cartridges. We have recovered two magazines of INSAS with 29 live cartridges, two magazines are of AK-47 with 59 live cartridges. Some 315 bore round have also been found,¿ Senior Superintendent of Police R.K. Bakshi said the media here.

Security had already been stepped up here and surrounding areas following a terror attack at the Pathankot Air force station on January 2 in which seven security personnel were killed.

Few days back, Punjab police had arrested a resident of Madhya Pradesh from a railway station here and recovered a country-made pistol along with two live cartridges.

On January 28, a 25-year-old Afghan national was caught by railway police for travelling without ticket at Pathankot Cantonment railway station here.

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