SRINAGAR: In a statement issued government forces said,
“Based on a specific Jammu & Kashmir Police intelligence, a joint operation was launched by Jammu & Kashmir Police and Army in Karnah, Tangdhar, Kupwara in the morning of 22 May 21. The joint operation led to recovery of 15 sticks of Plastic Explosives, near Nichli Jabri Village of Tangdhar. These explosives were hidden in a Dhok for further transshipment to the hinterland.”
“Security agencies and Civil Administration in Karnah Tehsil continue to work hand in hand to negate the security threat of smuggling of narcotics, weapons and stores for terror organisations in J&K, through Tangdhar bowl. In the last two years, a total of 28 weapons & over 60 kgs of narcotics has been recovered from Karnah, apart from a host of explosives including ammunition & grenades,” the statement further read.