• Short Summary

    A special train, carrying Soviet-made arms seized in a raid on the Iraqi embassy in Islamabad earlier this month, is on a ten-day trip around Pakistan to enable a wider public to see the weapons.

  • Description

    A special train, carrying Soviet-made arms seized in a raid on the Iraqi embassy in Islamabad earlier this month, is on a ten-day trip around Pakistan to enable a wider public to see the weapons.

    There were long queues to see the arms when the train stopped at Karachi on Friday (23 Feb.).

    The Iraqi Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Hikmat Suleman, was declared persons non grata following the police raid on 10 February.

    The haul included 300 sub-machineguns, about 60,000 rounds of ammunition, incendiary grenades, guerrilla warfare training equipment and a long-range radio transmitter. The arms were packed in crates concealed in canvas diplomatic bags.

    It is not known for whom the arms were intended, but there has been widespread speculation that they were going to Baluchistan, the province bordering Iran, where Pakistan troops have been operating against armed tribesmen.

    SYNOPSIS: An unusual exhibition is proving to be a major attraction in Pakistan. This special train is carrying a massive cache of arms and ammunition seized in a raid on the Iraqi embassy in Islamabad.

    The train, which is on a ten-day tour, arrived in Karachi on Friday. The embassy raid netted three hundred Soviet-made sub-machineguns, about sixty thousand rounds of ammunition and incendiary grenades. They were concealed in Iraqi diplomatic bags.

    The Iraqi Ambassador in Islamabad was declared persons non grata and Iraq accused of aiding elements hostile to the Pakistan Government. A high-powered radio transmitter was also seized in the raid.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJLAUI3U6EJPM46EERX1EYQBC
    Media URN:
    VLVADJLAUI3U6EJPM46EERX1EYQBC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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