‘Militant hideout busted in Reasi’

KL Report

JAMMU

Police and army on Wednesday claimed that they busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir.

“Based on specific information, a joint team of Rashtriya Rifles and police personnel carried out an overnight search operation in highly dense Deolmarg forest on upper reaches of Pir Panjal Mountains in the district and busted a militant hideout,” defence officials said here.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition that include UBGL, pistols, magazines, AK-47 rifle magazines, Chinese hand grenades, explosives and huge amount of AK-47 ammunition, binoculars and cameras were recovered, they said.

However, further details about the quantity recovered are awaited as the operation was still going on, they said.

The war-like stores were found inside a natural cave which was about four feet deep and two feet wide and were detected with help of metal detectors and sniffer dogs, the officials said.

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