GILGIT (Dawn): Punjab Rangers and Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts on Sunday recovered live rockets, light machine guns and other arms from two separate points of the city and arrested seven suspects. Separately, a scouts man and two civilians were injured in a firing incident, senior administration officials said.
“GB Scouts raided a suspected house in Yadgar Mohallah and took into custody eight live rockets while in Amphary Punjab Rangers recovered two light machine guns, four SMGs, 3 pistols and 900 bullets,” informed Home Secretary Sajid Chohan at a press briefing in GB Scouts headquarters.
He said three people were arrested from the Yadgar Mohallah and four from Amphary, who were being interrogated.
Mr Chohan pledged strict action against the anti-state elements and sought cooperation of the public to combat such forces.
He appreciated media and said it helped counter various negative rumours and said now onward for the sake of clarity briefings for media would be held on regular basis.
On the other hand, two civilians and a scouts man, who got injured in firing in Basin were shifted to hospital. The firing incident led to closure of markets in the city.