Six HM militants arrested, hideout busted in J and K

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Srinagar Mar 11 (UNI) Close on the heels of foiling a militant plan to carry out fidayeen attack in the city, security forces arrested six Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) ultras in north Kashmir while a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered in Reasi, a police spokesman said.

He said a specific information was received that some militants were holding a meeting at village Chanderhama, Pattan in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.

Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and 45 battallion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) immediately cordoned off the entire village.

During the operation, security forces arrested six Local Trained Militants (LTM) of HM identified as Gulzar Ahmad Ganie, Ghulam Mohiudin Wani, Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Gulzar Ahmad Lone, Muhammad Altaf Bhat and Altaf Rashid Mir.

One AK 47 rifle, six magazines, 2010 rounds of ammunition, one UBGL, one UBGL grenade, two pistol with three magazines and 18 rounds, ten liters of glycerin, six IED circuit and one wireless set without antenna were also recovered from their possession.

This was the second major success for security forces in the past 24 hours. Police busted a hideout yesterday and recovered uniforms and other arms and ammunition which was to be used for carrying out fidayeen attack in the city.

A report from Jammu said security forces today recovered a haul of arms and ammunition, including Chinese grenades, UBGLs, AK 47 and 57 rifles, from Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Reasi, Jia Lal Sharma said on the disclosure of two surrendered militants, police and 54 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) conducted a joint operation at village Nari-Sangar.

During the operation a hideout was busted, he said and added the arms and ammunition recovered included 4 AK rifles, 30 magazines, 2 Chinese pistol, 2 RCID, 5 hand grenades, 3 UBGL grenades, 1 wireless set, 9 wireless set antennae, 107 electronic detonator, 785 rounds, 5 pouches, 2 bandoliers, one calculator, one audio cassette, one mobile battery and pocket diaries.


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