Valley News Desk

Jammu, Sep 1 (KNO):Barely an hour after army claimed to have busted multiple hideouts in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the security forces today said that a militant hideout was unearthed during a Cordon and Search Operation in Khetnar area close to the Line of Control in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

A senior police officer told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that joint teams of police, 72-Battalion BSF and the army launched an operation in several villages of Poonch this morning on the basis of a specific lead about militant hideouts.

“During the searches in Khetnar village of Poonch district close to LoC, a militant hideout was unearthed and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered,” said the official.

He said that the recoveries include two Chinese pistols, five pistol magazines, 50 rounds, five AK-17 magazines, 270 rounds, four grenades and two wireless sets besides one binocular and other material.

The officer said that the search operation was still on in a few villages.  He said the recoveries were made from a militant hideout and it is believed that militants had dumped the weapons since past few months and were using the place to hide themselves. The announcement about unearthing of hideout in Poonch comes just an hour after army stated that it busted multiple hideouts in Uri area of  north Kashmir’s Baramulla and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition—(KNO)

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