Srinagar, Dec 1 (UNI) The Army has busted a hideout and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition, stored by militants for winter months, in north Kashmir.
Troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) yesterday launched a search operation in the woods in Lolab valley in the frontier district of Kupwara following a tip-off that militants had stored a huge coche of arms and ammunition which they were planning to use during winter months to carry out attacks on security forces and other VIPs.
A defence minister spokesman said after a long search of the forest area in Cheepora and Kuligam, the troops finally unearthed a big hideout in the dense woods.
The arms and ammunition recovered from the hideout included 40 grenades, 20 Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) grenades, five kg explosive, 33 detonators, six Remote Control Devices (RCD), 40 pencil cells, one AK-47 rifle, 2112 rounds, eight AK 47 magazines and one pistol.
The troops also recovered ration and clothing stores, which militants had stocked for winters.
This was the first major recovery in north Kashmir in the recent past.