Army has confirmed the recovery of a huge cache of arms, ammunitions and explosives during a search operation carried out in Sanai forest in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Informing media about the recovery, brigadier SN Shanbhag, said the troops recovered two AK-47 automatic rifles with 60 rounds, 200 rounds of Pika ammunition, a double sniper bore rifle, six Chinese grenades, two AK-47 filled magazines, a UBGL launcher and four grenades.
"We busted a big hideout from where we recovered a large quantity of arms, ammunitions and explosives. It included two AK rifles, magazines, 60 round ammunitions, under barrel grenade launcher, IED and 12 bore arms," said Shanbhag.
This area is known to be a hub of militancy.
Shanbhag added that the recovered material had the potential to cause large-scale destruction to life and property.
"Militant movement was being seen in this area and our personnel had been following them from last three-four months. The recovered explosives devices have been destroyed," added Shanbhag.