Army busts militant hideout in Kashmir

The Army Monday busted a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district in an ongoing operation against the guerrillas, an official said.

Srinagar: The Army Monday busted a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district in an ongoing operation against the guerrillas, an official said.

A defence spokesperson said that troops had killed 11 separatist guerrillas in Operation Thunder Strike launched 12 days ago.

"Operation Thunder Strike was launched by the army on May 5 in the forests of north Kashmir and as part of this operation the troops early today (Monday) busted a hideout and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition," defence spokesperson Lt. Col. JS Brar said.

"Our troops recovered 10-AK-47 rifles, one RPG gun, three 303 rifles, over 100 grenades, mines and improvised explosive device (IED) stores," he said.

Brar added that the operation in the area continued.

IANS