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Hideout busted in Pulwama, ‘militant associate’ held

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Srinagar: Security forces on Sunday busted a hideout of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and arrested a “militant associate” in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

“Based on credible input regarding the presence of LeT militants in a hideout located in a house in Chandhara Pampore village of the south Kashmir district’s Awantipora area, security forces launched a search operation early this morning,” a police officer said.

During the search, the hideout was unearthed in a cowshed and subsequently destroyed, he said.

“The militant associate of LeT, identified as Adil Ahmad Shah, son of Mohammad Azad Shah of Chandhara Pampore, was also arrested,” he added.

Incriminating material and a cache of ammunition including 26 rounds of AK-47 were recovered from the hideout, the officer said.

A case has been registered in the matter, he said.

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