Security forces busts major hideout of in Doda Forest

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Security forces today busted a major terrorist hideout and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Chirala Forest of Doda district.
Troops of 26 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) of J&K Police launched a joint search operation in Sunarthwa Forest near Gosti Bowl in Doda district, an Army spokesman in Suigwari Sector said.
” After 36 hours of relentless operation in the dense Sunarthwa forest, they busted a terrorist hideout from a natural cave and recovered a total number of four weapons and other arms and ammunition in a war like stores, which included one AK 56 Rifle, two 9mm Pistols, one country made pistol, seven AK Magazines, two 9 mm Pistol Magazines, one Pika Magazine, four UBGL Grenades, five Pak Origin Hand Grenades, 1696 Rounds of 7.62 mm AK 47, 1340 Rounds of 7.62 mm CTN, 40 Belted Rounds of Pika, two Binoculars, one Telescopic Night Sight, one Camera, ten Recording Cassettes and sustenance stores,” official said.
“The recovery of war-like stores was possible only due to the accurate intelligence developed by the Army and launching of well-synchronized joint operation with police in the dense forests. Apart from the three columns of Indian Army, the team also included one Head Constable with 06 persons of SOG from Thathri Police Station. ” spokesman added.
The Army had been getting information of suspicious movement of unidentified personnel in the area for the last three months and therefore, a close watch was being maintained. The recovered arms are likely to belongs to one of the terrorist outfits(HM or LeT) of the area, active in the past, which could have been hidden for later usage. The recovery of a huge cache has given a major success to the Security Forces and a massive blow to the terrorists in the area, thereby preventing the arms and ammunition from falling into the hands of inimical elements, aiming at revival of militancy in Doda district.
The recovered arms and ammunition were handed over to the Thathri Police Station wherein a FIR has been lodged.

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