Army recovers huge cache of arms, ammunition in Reasi

A militant hideout was busted by the security forces and a huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered in it in Reasi district here, defence officials said on Sunday.

Updated: Apr 03, 2011, 11:52 AM IST

Jammu: A militant hideout was busted by
the security forces and a huge cache of arms and ammunition
was also recovered in it in Reasi district here, defence
officials said on Sunday.

In a joint operation, troops of Counter Insurgency
Force (Uniform) and J&K Police busted a natural cave hideout
near Nala in vicinity of Malhas village in the district last
night, they said.

The forces recovered a huge cache of arms hidden by
terrorists, which were very potent, lethal and capable of
causing lot of damage of life and property, the officials
said.

The recoveries included seven UBGL rounds, two hand
grenades (Pak made), five LMG magazines, five rifle magazines,
six radio set antennas and one detonator, they said, adding
that the recent past has witnessed numerous hideout of
terrorist being busted and caches being recovered in the area
of Counter Insurgency Force (Uniform).

This is indicative of the strong intelligence network
of the security forces and also the willingness of the local
populace to cooperate with the Rashtriya Rifles units in the
area of responsibility of Uniform Force, they said.

Inputs have revealed that these recoveries have dealt
a serious blow to terrorist tanzeems and their plans to
resuscitate the Insurgency, the officials added.

PTI