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Arms haul in north Kashmir

The army today said it has busted a militant hideout in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

india Updated: May 08, 2011 20:43 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes

The army on Sunday said it has busted a militant hideout in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

A defence spokesman said the troops of the army's 6 Rashtriya Rifles and the J&K Police in a joint operation on Saturday night busted the hideout in Rajwar Forest, Kupwara.

"A large quantity of arms, ammunition and other war-like stores were recovered," said the spokesman.

"This is the second hideout unearthed in the last three days in north Kashmir," said Srinagar-based army spokesman Lt Col J.S. Brar from Srinagar.

The recoveries from the Rajwar Forest area include 12-AK 47/56, one UBGL with eight sights, 694 rounds of AK ammunition, 63 belted ammunition of Pika, 40 UBGL grenadesm, 31 hand grenades and 50 magazines of AK 47/ 56.

The army also seized explosive material that included detonators, cordex, IED box, and switches.

"Communication and navigational equipment were also found in the hideout," said the spokesman.

"These recoveries are a big success for the security force and a blow to the nefarious designs of the terrorists to spread unrest in the Valley, particularly during the ongoing panchayat election," said Brar.

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