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War-like stores seized from militant hideout in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sep 11 (UNI) Troops recovered a war-like stores, including hundreds of grenades, detonators, deadly RDX and other arms and ammunition, near the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier district of Kupwara during the past 24 hours, a defence spokesman said today.

He said troops, on a specific information, launched a search operation at Muthul Nala near the LoC in the Machil sector early this morning.

After a long search of the area, mostly dense forest, troops finally unearthed three hideouts where arms and ammunition were dumped by the militants.

The arms and ammunition recovered included 429 detonators of different types, two AK rifles, ten kg explosives, three UBGLs, 161 UBGL grenades, 22 Anti Tank grenades, seven hand grenades, two 107 RCL bombs, six IED boxes and 1300 rounds of ammunition.

The spokesman said the arms and ammunition were in the hideouts to be used during winter by militants against the security forces in north Kashmir.

However, no one has been arrested so far, he added.

In another operation, the spokesman said troops seized a large cache of arms and ammunition from Shonth area of the same district last evening.

The seizure included one 7.62 mm pistol, six magazines, three silencer-fitted AK-47 rifles, 20 RPG grenades, 40 RPG booster chargers, 200 rounds of AK ammunition, 26 anti-tank rifle grenades, 27 UGL grenades, 12 hand grenades, 19 kg RDX, 100 m cordex wire, 15 IED remore control devices, 50 electronic detonators, ten lithium batteries, six rounds of AK-56 ammunition, one compass, one kerosene stove, two ruck sack, one sleeping bag and 100 kg assorted ration.

UNI BAS VD DB211

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