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Army Busts 2 Militant Hideouts Along LoC, Huge Arms Cache Recovered

Srinagar: Two militant hideouts had been busted alongside the Line of Management (LoC) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir and an enormous cache of arms and ammunition recovered after Military launched a search operation, a defence spokesperson mentioned on Tuesday.

It appears, the modus operandi was to drop arms and ammunition in caches close to the LoC in order that the overground employees or militants decide the identical for finishing up their actions within the hinterland, the spokesperson mentioned.

It exhibits the determined makes an attempt by Pakistan-based militant teams to infiltrate weapons into Jammu and Kashmir for terror actions with the energetic connivance of Pakistan Military, he added.

Alert troops detected motion of suspicious folks alongside the LoC in Rampur sector of Baramulla district, in north Kashmir on Sunday, defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia mentioned.

He mentioned the motion was from a village near the LoC and the suspects crossed into Indian territory.

As a result of terrain of thick foliage and climate situation, an alert of seemingly infiltration try was sounded. The Surveillance Grid was beefed up all throughout the realm and alongside the seemingly infiltration routes. Ambushes had been sited to thwart any try of infiltration and surveillance continued all through the evening, he mentioned.

Col Kalia mentioned the following morning, a search of the realm was carried out and after an intensive search of seven hours, an enormous cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from well-concealed places in two hideouts in Rampur Sector.

The cache of arms recovered includes 5 AK sequence rifles (together with six magazines and two sealed containers with 1,254 rounds of AK ammunition), six pistols (with 9 magazines and 6 rounds), twenty-one grenades, two UBGL grenades and two Kenwood radio-sets with one antenna, he mentioned.

The defence spokesman mentioned the realm has villages forward of the anti-infiltration fence and the suspected modus operandi is to drop war-like shops in caches close to the LoC, wherefrom the overground employees or militants would decide the identical for additional transportation into the hinterland for terror actions.

He mentioned comparable makes an attempt had been made on July 22, when inputs had been obtained relating to seemingly weapon drop alongside the LoC forward of the anti-infiltration fence.

In the course of the search operation in the identical sector, one AKS-74U with magazines, 5 pistols (one with Chinese language markings) and magazines, 24 grenades & different warlike shops had been recovered, Col Kalia mentioned.

The spokesperson mentioned the modus operandi exhibits determined makes an attempt by Pakistan-based militant teams to infiltrate weapons into J-Ok for terror actions, with the energetic connivance of Pakistan Military.

Strong surveillance and Line of Management domination actions will proceed to disclaim all such misadventures, he added.

(PTI)

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