Assam Rifles

Aizawl: Acting on a tip off, Assam Rifles posted in Mizoram have recovered a large stockpile of war-like stores and explosives during an operation at Zokhawthar village on the Indo-Myanmar border, an Assam Rifles officer said on Monday.

The recovery was made amid violent clash between Myanmar army and Chin National Defence Force (CNDF) in Khawmawi and Rihkhawdar villages in the neighbouring country, he said.

Based on specific inputs about the movements of weapons, personnel of the 8 Assam Rifles, 17 Assam Rifles and 44 Assam Rifles launched a special operation near the friendship Bridge at Zokhawthar, and conducted spot checking on March 26, he said.

The recovered consignment included 1 AK- 47(Reg No. 36995); 38  live Rds AK-47; 1 magazine AK-47;  one 70mm DBBL gun(Reg No. 70mm AB50MPO723); 11 cartridge DBBL gun and 2 magazine pouch, among others, he said.

The recovered weapons and explosives were handed over to the the state police at  Zokhawthar for further legal proceedings, he added.

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