Explosives recovered in Poonch

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Poonch (J-K), July 1 (ANI): Security forces unearthed a hideout of militants and seized many lethal arms and ammunition near Sawni in Surankote region of Poonch District on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip off, the state police and the personnel of the paramilitary No.16 Rashtriya Rifles launched a joint search operation and busted the hideout.

According to police officials, the arms were brought into the country from across the border probably with an aim to disturb the forthcoming eight-day long Budha Amarnath Yatra, which is held in Poonch district.

"The recoveries from the hideout included 35 grenades of under barrel grenade launcher, 10 grenades of rocket propelled gun, 23 Chinese grenades and 45 detonators," said Perbeet Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Operations), Surankote.

Earlier on May 31, June 2 and 9, the security forces had busted similar hideouts in Poonch area but failed to nab any of the militants. (ANI)

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