Security forces today busted a militant hideout and seized large quantity of arms and ammunition in the Reasi district.
“Based on specific information, the troops of Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Bagga under the aegis of Uniform Force Headquarter, Reasi and troops of J-K police, Mahore recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Dargainar, located on the higher ridges of Khataji mountain ranges of Mahore tehsil,” a defence spokesman said.
He said in the joint operation carried out during the early hours, security forces recovered one AK-47 rifle, 30 cartridges of AK-47 ammunition, two magazines and “other war-like stores”.
“The cache was buried four feet deep in a natural hideout under a boulder”, he said.
The timely recovery of the cache has prevented any untoward incident in the area and thwarted the terrorists’ plan, he said.