Militant hideout in Kashmir busted; arms, ammo seized, says army

"Army along with Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF have busted a terrorist hideout in Tral unearthing a large cache of warlike stores," said an army spokesman.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:September 21, 2016 6:39 pm
Militants in Kashmir, Kashmir news, Tral hideout for Militants, Militancy in Kashmir, Kasmhir news, kashmir Militancy latest, Kashmir latest news, India news, Ksahmir Violence latest, KAshmir latest, India news Based on intelligence inputs, security forces launched a joint operation in the Kamla forest near Tral which led to the hideout in Tral. (PTI Photo/file)

Security forces on Wednesday busted a militant hideout in Tral area of Pulwama district in Kashmir, seizing a large cache of arms and ammunition.

“Army along with Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF have busted a terrorist hideout in Tral unearthing a large cache of warlike stores,” an army spokesman said. Based on intelligence inputs, security forces launched a joint operation in the Kamla forest near Tral which led to the hideout.

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The forces recovered one AK-56 rifle, a sniper rifle, a machine gun and an under-barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) besides a large quantity of ammunition, the spokesman said.

“The recovery of warlike stores and destruction of the hideout close to the sensitive area of Tral has delivered a blow to the nefarious designs of terrorists attempting to reorganise themselves after the elimination of key militants,” he added.