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Militant hideout busted

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Srinagar, Nov 26: Police on Monday said government forces busted a militant hideout and seized a cache of arms and ammunition in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district Monday, police said.

Based on specific information, a search operation was launched by police along with the 5 Rashtriya Rifles of the Army in the forest area of Badurkund in the Gutlibagh area, a police official said.

He said the hideout was busted during the operation.

A cache of arms and ammunition and other usable articles were found in the hideout. These include an INSAS rifle, four magazines, 80 live INSAS rounds, 37 AK-47 rounds, a Chinese grenade and a set of utensils and blankets, the official said.

He said the rifle appeared to be one that was snatched from government forces but police were ascertaining the facts.

A case has been registered in this connection, the official said.

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