Forces recover arms, ammunition from cave hideout

Last Updated: Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 16:07

Jammu: A natural cave set amid the high
altitude mountainous Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir turned
out to be a hideout with security forces discovering five
weapons, 1,500 rounds of ammunition, 110 explosive devices and
5 kilograms of RDX.

During a search operation on specific information
provided by the 10 Rashtriya Rifles Batallion, a 3-feet by 6-feet cave with a height of 5 feet at the high altitude Mansu
Nallah in Dessa area was uncovered, officials said.

The forces recovered five weapons, including Sniper
Rifles, Carbine rifle, Self Loading Rifle (SLR), two Revolvers
besides, one UBGL apart from 1,502 rounds, including 1,356 AK
rifle ammunition, 104 SLR rounds, 37 sniper rounds and 5
rounds of carbine, 3 sniper magazines, one carbine magazine,
officials said.

Besides this, 110 explosive devices, including 15 Chinese
grenades, 25 UBGL grenades, nine 60mm mortar bombs, 8 RPGs, 23
detonators and 40 gelatin sticks besides one battery of IED
mechanism, one binocular and 4 radio sets were also recovered
from the hideout.

This is one of the biggest recoveries of arms and
ammunition caches in recent times and will definitely have an
adverse impact on the militant outfits in the area, they
said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 16:07

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