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 ‘2 militant hideouts busted in Kashmir’

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Srinagar, Mar 18: Security forces on Wednesday busted two militant hideouts in south Kashmir’s Kulgam and Pulwama districts, police said.

“Based on a credible input, police with the assistance of security forces busted a hideout belonging to proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba in Akhal forest area of Kulgam,” a police spokesperson said.

He said police have recovered incriminating materials including explosive materials used for making IEDs and other documents from the hideout.

In another operation, the security forces, acting on a specific input regarding the presence of a hideout of proscribed outfit Jaish-e Mohammad in Kamala forests of Awantipora in Pulwama district, launched a search operation there, the official said.

He said during the search a hideout was busted and destroyed by the security forces.

“Incriminating material including explosives were recovered from the destroyed hideout,” he added.