J&K: Militant hideout busted in Bandipora district

Last Updated: Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 19:57

Srinagar: Army has busted a hideout in a cave
in the mountains of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir
and recovered arms and ammunition used by militants, a defence
official said on Sunday.

"On February 3, the Army received inputs about movement of
two foreign terrorists in the forests of Chhanadaji, a village
about 10 km north of Bandipora," a defence spokesman said.

He said Army personnel along with Special Task Force of J&K
police launched search operations in the forests overlooking
the village.

"The forests in the area are dense and snow in the higher
reaches made movement extremely difficult. The Army troops and
STF were able to track down the hideout being used by the
terrorists in a mountain cave on steep cliffs," he said.

The spokesman said the recoveries from the hideout include
one AK-47 rifle with 200 live bullets, four pistols of
Pakistan origin with 15 bullets and a Chinese hand grenade.

Search operations were on till late evening to track down
the terrorists, he added.


First Published: Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 19:57

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