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Militant hideout busted in Kupwara

Srinagar, May 8
A militant hideout was busted and a huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered by the Army in the forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here today.

A militant hideout was busted in the Rajwar forest area of Handwara in Kupwara district by troops of the Six Rashtriya Rifles assisted by the police, a senior army official said.

He said the arms and ammunition included 12 rifles of AK series (eight AK 56 rifles, four AK 47 rifles), one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher, 40 UBGL grenades and 31 hand grenades. The security forces also recovered 10 IED boxes, 48 detonators, 25 switches, 30 metres cordex wire, 42 magazines of AK rifles, 694 AK ammunition and 63 PIKA rounds, the official said. Sophisticated navigation and communication equipment was also recovered from the hideout, he said. TNS

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