Army busts militant hideout in Ramban, recovers huge munitions

Army troops on Friday busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including a sniper rifle, one universal machine gun and 13-kg explosive in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI| Updated: Aug 21, 2015, 16:48 PM IST

Jammu: Army troops on Friday busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including a sniper rifle, one universal machine gun and 13-kg explosive in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Based on specific information about the presence of a militant hideout in Laskarwan forest, a team of Army and police launched a joint search operation in the forested belt of Laskarwan and busted the hideout, an Army officer said.

The troops recovered arms, ammunition and explosive material including one 7.62-mm sniper rifle, universal machine gun, one under-barrel grenade launcher, hand grenade, three sniper magazines, 42 rounds of sniper ammunition, three bombs, one radio set, 13-kg explosive, one blanket, three leather shoes and a rucksack, the officer said.

Laskarwan forest lies in the foothills of Riliyar Ridge, and continuous domination of the area was being undertaken by the troops of Rashtriya Rifles.

Despite dense undergrowth and harsh terrain, the joint team carried out a thorough search of the area on receipt of information and recovered the cache of arms and ammunition, he said, adding the General-Officer-Commanding of Delta Force complimented the troops who took part in the operation.