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2 Suspected Terrorists Arrested From Jammu-Srinagar Highway, Huge Cache of Arms Seized

Indian army soldiers standing vigil atop an armored vehicle in Kashmir. (Image for representation)

Indian army soldiers standing vigil atop an armored vehicle in Kashmir. (Image for representation)

The operation was carried out jointly by the police and the army. The weapons were recovered from a truck coming from Jammu.

A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered after security forces arrested two suspected terrorists near the Jawahar tunnel in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.

The arrests were made on Tuesday night.

The operation was carried out jointly by the police and the army. The weapons were recovered from a truck coming from Jammu. “Based on a specific information, one truck bearing registration number JK22B-1737, which was coming from Jammu to Srinagar was intercepted by Police and Army near Jawhar Tunnel,” a police officer said.

"Two suspects arrested in a joint operation near Jawahar Tunnel, Kulgam at midnight yesterday based on J&K police inputs," the army said.

The driver of the truck and a person travelling in it were detained, he said, police said. The recovered weapons included one AK-47 rifle with two magazines, one M4 US carbine with three magazines and six Chinese pistols with 12 magazines.

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