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‘Militant hideout busted in Doda, cache of arms seized’

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Jammu, Jul 22: Security forces on Monday claimed to have busted a militant hideout in Doda district and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

The hideout in Madhan-Chanchalu forest in Gandoh area was unearthed during a joint search operation carried out by Special Operations Group (SOG) of local police and troops of 4 Rashtriya Rifles on a specific information, Superintendent of Police (Operations), Doda, R P Singh was quoted as saying by PTI.

The seized arms and ammunition included a Chinese pistol and eight rounds of a rocket projectile gun, an under-barrel grenade launcher, 11 AK 47 magazines with 581 rounds, five SLR magazines, a pistol magazine and 188 rounds of assorted ammunition.

Four wireless sets with a spare battery and a charger were also recovered by the search parties, the officer said.

Most of the items had gathered rust, indicating that it was an old hideout and was used by militants who operated in the district over a decade ago, he said.

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