|Large stock of LTTE ammo recovered by military|
|Monday, 29 June 2009|
A large stock of ammunition hidden by the LTTE was recovered on Thursday by troops continuing with search operations in the Wanni.
Army headquarters said that troops conducting search and clear operations in Mahilankulam, Paranthan, Olumadu, Ampalawanpokkanai, Vellamullivaikkal, Karyalamullivaikkal, Puthukkudiyiruppu and Udayarkattu areas recovered the following items.
Seven T-56 weapons, four T-56 magazines, six micro pistols, twelve pistol magazines, three Chinese pistols with magazines, thirty-eight rounds of 9mm pistol ammunition, forty-two rounds of micro pistol ammunition, eight explosive slabs, three thousand two hundred and thirty-one rounds of T-56 ammunition, fourteen anti personnel mines with fuses, sixty 81 mm mortar bombs, four 120 mm mortar bombs, sixty-two Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bombs, one digital camera with battery, one hundred and fifteen 60 mm mortar bombs, twenty-four hand grenades, thirteen RPG chargers, one Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) link, two hundred and twenty-eight 82 mm mortar bombs, three 60 mm mortar fuses, five Out Board Motors (OBM), six hundred and forty-nine 81 mm mortar fuses, twenty-one claymore mines, three shotguns, three pistols, two 81 mm mortars, one Canon camera, seven thousand two hundred and forty-four electric detonators, two firing devices, one radio set, two laptop computers, seven Bangalore torpedoes, twelve booby traps fitted to 82 mm mortar bombs, two MPMG weapons, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one .22 weapon, one mini Uzhi weapon with magazine, twelve I-com sets, fifty LTTE photographs, ten I-com set chargers, fifteen Yesu radio sets, one base station, one radio set, six RPG weapons and sixty-eight 82 mm mortar chargers.
Meanwhile, troops operating in the general area of Walatottam in Trincomalee also recovered thirteen RPG weapons, two 60 mm mortar weapons, two 12.7 mm weapons, three 12.7 mm barrels, one 82 mm mortar bipod, one 40 mm grenade launcher, one MG-5 weapon, five Light Machine Guns (LMG), five MPMG barrels, a large number of pouches packed in five gunny bags, one plastic barrel full of LTTE bags, LTTE hats, harness kits and packs, one T-81 LMG weapon, two M-16 AL weapons, three sniper guns, fifteen T-56 weapons and four T-81 weapons on the same day, the army added.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 29 June 2009 )|
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