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Bangladesh seizes 100 rocket launchers near India border

Published on Jun 3, 2014 9:06 PM

DHAKA (AFP) - The police in north-eastern Bangladesh recovered a huge cache of illegal arms on Tuesday, including more than 100 rocket launchers, in a forest near the border with an insurgency-hit part of India.

A Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) commander in Habiganj district said they found the arms and ammunition at Satchhari forest range two days after launching a search following a tip-off.

"So far we have recovered more than 100 rocket launchers and several sacks full of ammunition and other military gadgets," RAB commander Shaminur Rahman told AFP.

"The arms and ammunition were hidden in five deep trenches in the forest. We've not completed our search yet."

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