Srinagar, Oct 13 (UNI) Security forces on Tuesday claimed to have thwarted a weapon smuggling bid from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) by recovering arms and ammunition during a search operation near the Line of Control (LoC) in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara. An official said alert troops deployed at Tangdhar sector in Kupwara, thwarted yet another attempt by Pakistan Army to send weapons from PoK. “Following specific information, a joint search operation was launched by Army and J&K Police near the LoC at 1830 hours on Monday,” he said. He said during the operation security forces recovered a bag from a location close to the LoC. “Upon checking, five pistols, ten magazines and 138 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the bag,” he added. This is the second recovery near the LoC in Kupwara in less than a week. On October 9, alert troops deployed at the neighboring Keran Sector in Kupwara recovered four AK 74 Rifles, eight Magazines and 240 AK Rifle ammunition.