Srinagar, Apr 13:
Security forces today busted a militant hideout in Lolab area of the frontier district of Kupwara near the Line of Control (LoC) and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition.
The recoveries comes after the security forces tightened vigil along the LoC following reports that the militants across in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) are desperate to infiltrate following the killing of their top commanders and their depleting numbers in Kashmir valley.
A Police spokesman said here that acting on a tip-off, a joint party of 28 Rashtriya Rifles of the Army and police busted the hideout at Chirdoori village in Lolab area.
The spokesman said that one AK rifle, four AK magazines, one pistol with magazine, one hand grenade and one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) switch were also recovered from hideout.
The other recoveries include two anti-personnel mines, two fuse mines, 12 detonators, two IEDs, 1.5 kg of explosives, 23 kg of urea and 1 m of cordex wire, said the spokesman.
It may be mentioned here that security forces achieved major success against Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in North Kashmir district of Kupwara during past two weeks.
Ten militants of the LeT were killed by the security forces in two major operations that were launched by the security forces in North Kashmir’s Rajawar forests. Ten AK rifles and huge quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from the dead militants.
The security forces have apprehensions of infiltration from across the LoC after the successful operations eliminated top militant commanders over the past several months in Kashmir valley.
The vigil along the LoC has resulted in the killing of militants and recovery of the arms and ammunition during past two weeks.
Srinagar, Apr 13: