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1,500 live ammunition recovered from a well

The Mullaitivu Police Special Task Force (STF) today (Oct. 17) found a stock of live ammunition in a well in the Tirthkarai area in Mullaittivu.

Police said that the residents of the area informed the police after seeing the ammunition while cleaning the well.

Following an order obtained from the Mullaitivu Magistrate's Court, STF Bomb Disposal Squad recovered 1,529 live ammunition from the well.

Accordingly, the STF Bomb Disposal Squad officers are scheduled to deactivate the ammunition, police said.

During the war, the LTTE Mullaittivu security forces suspect that the LTTE may have dumped the ammunition in the well with the intention of reusing it.

Mullaitivu Police are conducting further investigations.

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