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Militant hideout busted in Handwara

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Srinagar, Apr 22: Government forces busted a militant hideout today in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition, a police spokesman said.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of government forces launched a search operation in Watsar forest area in Handwara, he said.

A Pika gun, a Bazooka, a Radio-set yaesu,  six Mor rounds, 940 Pika ammunition rounds, three silencers, six AK magazines, four IED initiating mechanism, eight kg of IED, 21 UBGL rounds, one hand-grenade, four RPG rounds, 15 RPG boosters, 20 electric detonators, four detonator boxes and a magazine box were seized, he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that the area has been highly infested with militancy since long, the spokesman said, adding that a case was registered in the matter.

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