Ahead of polls, huge cache of arms recovered in Baramulla

  • ANI, Baramulla
  • Updated: Nov 25, 2014 00:02 IST

Army personnel on Sunday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a militant hideout in a forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla District.

Major M.K. Chaitanya said,"After receiving a specific input on Sunday, the weapons were seized with the assistance of Special Operations Group (SOG), an elite anti-insurgency force of Jammu and Kashmir Police. The operation lasted two-and-a-half hours."

Major Chaitanya said the matter is under investigation.

Militants have been frequently attacking security bases in Kashmir since the 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in a region over which India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in two decades of anti-India insurgency in Muslim-majority Kashmir, which is divided between India and Pakistan by a ceasefire line.

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