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11 grenades dropped by Pakistani drone recovered near IB in Gurdaspur, Punjab | India News


CHANDIGARH: Punjab police said on Monday that they seized 11 hand grenades, allegedly thrown by a drone flying from Pakistan, from a field near the International Border (IB) in the Gurdaspur district.
The shipment was found in a field in the village of Salach, located about 1 km from the border, in the Gurdaspur district, Gurdaspur Police Superintendent Rajinder Singh Sohal told PTI by phone.
The grenades were hidden in a box and it was attached to a wooden frame, he said, adding that the recovery was made Sunday night.
Sohal said the Border Security Force had seen the movement of a drone on the middle night of December 19 and 20 and had even fired at it.
“We conducted a search operation with BSF personnel on Sunday and recovered grenades,” he said.
The first incident of weapons and weapons dropping by drones from Pakistan came to light in Punjab in August 2019 when police recovered AK-47 rifles, ammunition magazines and cartridges, hand grenades, counterfeit currency and other items in the Tarn Taran district. Since then, there have been a number of cases where security forces seized weapons and ammunition launched by drones flying from across the border with Pakistan.

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