Militant Hideout Busted, Huge Cache of Arms, Ammunition Seized

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Jammu: In a major anti insurgency operation against militants in north Kashmir Valley, Army and Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in the forest area of Baramulla district.

Official sources said following specific information, a joint operation was launched by 46 Rashtriya Rifle and SOG at Charidarie area of Baramulla. During the search, 1 mortar, 25 mortar bombs, 10 UBGL grenades, 2 AK magazines, 60 AK ammunition rounds, 1 wireless set and detonators were recovered from the forests.

Sources said no arrest has been made as yet and the operation is still going on to search militants in the forest area. It may be recalled that Kashmir police and other security agencies could not do much anti insurgency operations against militants because of unrest in Kashmir Valley since July 8 last month after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Burhan Wani.

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Intelligence agencies had alerted the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Army that during June and July this year, armed militants crossed LoC from north Kashmir and Poonch area of Jammu.

Sources said that an LeT suicide group killed a CRPF Commandant on August 15 in downtown area of Srinagar, and others are still in hiding and are planning more attacks in important places in Srinagar city.