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Guerrilla hideout busted in J&K

Jammu: Security forces on Monday busted a major guerrilla hideout in Jammu and Kashmir’s hilly Doda district and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, an army spokesman said.

“During the joint operation by security forces, a major terrorist hideout was busted in Baiyaru Padar Forest of Bhaderwah Tehsil in Doda district and a huge quantity of war-like stores were seized.

“Based on a specific inputs, a massive joint search operation was launched by the security forces in the highly dense and thick forests on the higher ridges of Bhadarwah tehsil. A huge cache of arms and ammunition, equipment and logistic support items were found concealed in a natural cave next to a water source,” defence spokesman, Lt. Col. Manish Mehta told IANS here.

The major items recovered included an AK-47 rifle, a 9mm Chinese Pistol, a under-barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) with 22 UBGL grenades, 11 AK-47 magazines, 1,620 AK-47 rounds, an AK-47 silencer, 15 RPG Rounds, 150 Pikka rifle rounds, eight Chinese grenades, 36 hand grenades and 11 detonators.

—IANS