Tezpur: A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from forest area along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border by a joint team of Army, Assam Police and NIA.
"In a joint operation, troops of Red Horns Division along with Assam Police and NIA team recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from forests on the border of Assam-Arunachal Pradesh in Sonitpur District on January 17," a Defence spokesperson said in a statement today.
Based on inputs from intelligence agencies, the arms and ammunition were recovered from a hideout, he added.
"The recoveries include two AK-56, one HK 5.56 rifle, one pistol and two grenades along with large quantity of different types of ammunition," the statement said.
Meanwhile, Biswanath Chariali police district SP Manobendra Devroy said it was big success to security forces.
"The apprehended militant Buhume, who was arrested three days ago, guided the forces to find out the place where the arms and ammunition were stored," he added.
He said the arms and ammunition were suspected to be stored by the terrorists of NDFB(S) for the serial attacks by the group in Lower Assam last month.