IN PHOTOS: Security forces recover 29 automatic weapons during combing operations in Manipur

Security forces seized automatic weapons and recovered warlike stores on Wednesday during a joint combing operation in sensitive areas both in the Hills and Valley sector of Manipur following violence in the state (Photo/PTI)

Updated On: 2023-06-08 12:01 PM IST

Compiled by : Anagha Sawant

Security forces personnel during a combing operation in sensitive areas of Manipur (Pic/PTI)

"29 weapons (mostly automatic), mortar, hand grenades, ammunition and warlike stores were recovered by security forces during joint combing operations in Manipur on June 7," Spear Corps of the Indian Army said in a tweet

Security forces deployed in the troubled state launched a joint operation on Wednesday to comb out weapons and ammunition hidden away by miscreants

"Operations were conducted across Manipur in both Valley and Hill areas under the cover of UAV and Quadcopters," it further said in another tweet

Earlier in the day, advisor (Security) to the Manipur government Kuldeep Singh said that a total of 868 arms and 11,518 pieces of ammunition have been recovered to date from different areas in violence-hit Manipur

A total of 57 arms, 318 ammunition, and 5 bombs were also seized by the authorities in the last 24 hours. The recoveries of arms and ammunition were made from Porompat Police Station in Imphal East and Sugnu police station in the Kakching districts of Manipur

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