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Ammunition with poison head recovered in J&K

July 15, 2004 11:06 IST
Last Updated: July 15, 2004 12:55 IST

For the first time in the history of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have recovered ammunition with poison heads from a militant hideout in the forest area of Poonch.

The hideout was busted on Wednesday during search operations at Chakri forest in the Mandi-Loran area of Poonch district, a defence spokesman said in Jammu adding a huge quantity of arms, ammunition and explosives was recovered.

The cache included 36 rounds of AK ammunition with poison heads. The forces also recovered two AK rifles with two magazines and 2,730 rounds, one 9mm pistol with one magazine, four anti-tank rifle grenades, 20 hand grenades, 28 electric detonators, 20 metres of cordex wire, 29 Improvised Explosive Devices, one radio set, rations and incriminating documents.

The troops smashed the hideout and continued to search other parts of the area.

In another incident, militants on Thursday attacked a police station in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing two persons and injuring as many, official sources said in Jammu.

A group of heavily armed militants opened fire indiscriminately at the police station in Mendhar area of the border district killing a policeman and a civilian and injuring two cops. A heavy exchange of fire between the two sides was on when reports last came in.

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