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Militant hideout busted in Poonch, arms recovered

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Jammu: Security forces busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Poonch district on Monday, officials said.

Based on a specific input, a joint search operation was launched by the special operations group (SoG) of the J&K Police and the 10 Assam Rifles of the Army in the general area of Kirni sector in Poonch early Monday, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Ramesh Angral said.

During the search, he said, a huge bag carrying arms and ammunition and hidden under boulders near the Line of Control was found.

The arms and ammunition included four AK-56 rifles, 4 AK magazines, 141 AK rounds, two AGL grenades, two hand-grenades, diaries, one camel bag besides AK accessories and one rucksack, Angral added.

He said the initial investigation revealed that the consignment was to be smuggled into the Kashmir Valley for Lashker-e-Taiba militants.

An FIR was registered in police station Poonch in this regard, he said, adding further probe is underway.

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