Security personnel bust militant hideout in Baramullah

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Baramullah (Jammu and Kashmir), May 12 (ANI): Security personnel busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramullah District.

Acting on a tip off, the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the Rashtriya Rifles personnel along with the local police carried out a joint operation on Tuesday and busted the militant hideout set up inside a cave.

"We recovered one AK 47, five Magazines, 143 rounds along with couple of Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), two Chinese pistols, 62 UBGL grenades, 50 RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) electric detonators, seven water bottles and four anti-tank mines," said Dalip Singh, Commanding Officer, 53 Battalion.

"Inspection is still going on. These all arms, ammunitions and explosives were hidden in a plastic tank which was grounded near a mountain stream," he added.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday admitted that the graph of militancy has risen in the region as compared to the last year.

Speaking on the sidelines of a function of former Defence personnel at Nagrota, around 25 kilometers from Jammu, Omar Abdullah attributed several reasons for this rise in the militancy while asserting that the security personnel are alert to counter the threats posed by militants.

"As compared to last year, the graph of militancy has increased this year, but this is because we are [now] getting intelligence inputs about their presence and we are trying to catch them," said Omar Abdullah.

"Last year, we used to wait for them but now we have planned that we will not wait for their action. Whenever we will get actionable intelligence we will launch our operations," he added. (ANI)

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