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Two militant hideouts busted in Kashmir, arms seized

August 21, 2014 22:14 IST

Security forces have busted 2 militant hideouts in Bandipora and Kupwara districts of Kashmir and recovered arms and ammunition, an Army spokesman said on Thursday.

"A militant hideout was busted in Maitrigam area of Bandipora district yesterday where a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered," the spokesman said.

He said the recoveries include seven AK 47 rifles, five pistols, one UBGL, 74 rounds of UBGL, 21 hand grenades and a large quantity of AK and pistol ammunition.

The spokesman said Army and police launched an operation in Ench area of Rajwar forest in Kupwara, which resulted in recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

The recoveries include one Pika, three AK 47, three AK 56, one pistol (Pak), 18 RPG Booster, one anti-aircraft gun stand, six RPG rounds, one IED, eight AK magazines, nine hand grenades, 13 UBGL grenades, one wireless set, two wireless antenna, a map, compass and 835 rounds AK ammunition.

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