sub-machine-gun

sub-machine-gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a portable automatic or semiautomatic light gun with a short barrel, firing pistol ammunition: designed to be fired from the hip or shoulder
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Large quantity of arms and ammunition including sub-machine-guns, improvised explosive devices, grenades, mines, RPG-7 rockets and communication equipment were also recovered during the operations, the military's media wing said in its statement.