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Militant hideout busted in Kishtwar

India TV News Desk 06 Aug 2014, 13:28:53 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: In a major breakthrough ahead of the Independence Day, the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Indian Army, in a joint operation, busted a militant hideout in Chhechha forests of Kishtwar district.

Police also claimed to recovering huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession.

A Defence spokesperson said that 17 Rashtriya Rifles and J&K Police on Wednesday jointly launched a search operation following a tip-off about the presence of the cache of arms and ammunition in the area.

The cache recovered by the security forces included an AK-47 rifle, a 12 bore Rifle, four Chinese hand grenades, seven UBGL Grenades, an RPG Rocket, a Magazine of AK -47 Rifle, 148 rounds of AK-47 rifle,7.62 mm Chinese pistol, 3 Chinese pistol magazines, an 8 kg Chinese hand grenade, a wireless set, binoculars, 15 rounds of.

303 rifle besides a US-made combat jacket and four letter pads of the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba.