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Militant hideout busted in Kishtwar, arms recovered

PTI   Kishtwar (J&K), August 05, 2014
First Published: 19:14 IST(5/8/2014) | Last Updated: 19:33 IST(5/8/2014)

Security forces have busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.


A joint team of police and 17 Rashtriya Rifle (RR) on Friday carried out a search operation in Chhechha forests of Kishtwar district and busted a hideout used by terrorists in the past and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition, police said.

The recoveries included one AK-47 rifle with one magazine and 48 rounds, one pistol, one 12 bore rifle, four hand grenades, seven UBGL grenades, one RPG rocket, one wireless set, one binocular, 15 rounds of .303 rifle, one US made jacket and four letter pads of Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), they said.

This is a major haul by security forces and could prove a serious setback for anti-national elements, they claimed. A case has been registered at Kishtwar police station and further investigations are on into the matter, they added.

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