Army busts militant hideout in J&K


Srinagar: Army on Sunday busted two militant hideouts near the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district, seizing a cache of arms and ammunition.

“Based on a specific input, a search operation was launched in forest area of Gaggadhari Bahik in Tangdhar sector leading to recovery of a huge cache of arms, ammunition and war like stores,” a defence spokesman said here. The first hideout yielded six Pistols, 12 pistol magazines, three Chinese grenades and one compass, he said.

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The spokesman said one AK 47 rifle, two AK-47 rifle magazines, 1590 rounds, one Pikka Rifle, two RPGs, one Disposable Rocket Launcher and one UBGL grenade were seized from the second hideout.