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Police recover more hidden arms

Police Intelligence Unit uncovered a cache of arms, suicide kits and 46kg of C4 explosives yesterday hidden inside a jungle in Veppankulam area, Vauniya.

Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said acting on information from three LTTE suspects arrested, Western Province Intelligence Unit and Vavuniya police have recovered the arms and explosives. Police unearthed 46kg of C4 explosives, a claymore mine weighing 14.5kg, two claymore mines weighing 2.7kg, three claymore stands, 45 electronic detonator cord, wire roll, a gas cylinder, a plastic barrel and two hand grenades.

In the same areas, the Vavuniya police has recovered a suicide kit weighing 10kg, three suicide kits each weighing 3kg, three detonator cords, 33 electric detonators, a remote antenna and two timers. Meanwhile, the Terrorist Investigation Division unearthed a stock of arms from the LTTE Baskaran camp in Kuchchaweli, Trincomalee on Monday.

SSP Gunasekera said the TID jointly conducting a search operation with the Trincomalee police in the Kumburupitiya area has found 120 of 182mm mortar bombs, three claymore mines, 18,000 T56 ammunition and 5,500 MPMG ammunition.

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