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The cache included large amount of ammunition, detonators and grenades
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ASSAM

Assam: Huge cache of ammunition, explosives disinterred in Chirang

Security forces believe that the items seized along Sukanteklai river near Bhutan border belonged to banned National Democratic Front of Boroland-Saoraigwra

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Guwahati: Security personnel from the Indian Army along with the district police unearthed a huge cache of ammunition and explosives near India-Bhutan border on Wednesday.

On the basis of specific input suggesting presence of a huge hidden cache, the Red Horns Division of the Indian Army along with Chirang police launched a search operation along Sukanteklai River near the international border in Chirang.

After a toiling search involving a metal detector, a suspected spot was located. On digging by the team, a hidden cache of ammunition and explosives was found. The cache included a large amount of ammunition, detonators and grenades.

The ammunition and explosives were found hidden along Sukanteklai river in Chirang district of Assam
The ammunition and explosives were found hidden along Sukanteklai river in Chirang district of Assam
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It is believed that the items belonged to the banned militant organisation, National Democratic Front of Boroland-Saoraigwra (NDFB-S).

This is the second major success of the army and the police in unearthing arms and ammunition. Last month, a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives was found in Panbari Reserve Forest.