Pak outfits drop weapons via drones

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/20/2020 12:43:56 PM

3 Lashkar men caught in Rajouri

JAMMU, Sep 19: As militant groups in Kashmir face shortage of arms and ammunition, Pakistan-based militant groups have developed ingenious ways to ensure they can continue supplying weapons. These outfits have now started dropping weapons across the borders through drones.
On Friday, Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested three Kashmri Valley-based Lashkar militants from Jammu. The arrested trio came to Rajouri from South Kashmir's Pulwama and Shopian and received weapons dropped by drones.
On Friday night, the drones dropped weapon consignments that included two AK-56 rifles, six AK magazine with 180 rounds, 2 Chinese pistols with 3 pistol magazine with 30 rounds and 4 grenades, two pouches.
The accused have been identified as Rahil Bashir and Amir Jaan alias Hamza from Pulwama while Hafiz Yunus Wani is from Shopian. Rs one lakh cash was also recovered from the three accused.
BSF, which mans the borders, has been put on high alert as the recurrence of weapon-dropping drone sorties have gone up.
A top official said eight such sorties were conducted in recent times and have come to notice.
One such drone was recently shot down in Kathua by the BSF while three drone sorties were intercepted near Jawahar tunnel apart from the latest.



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