Srinagar: Security forces have busted a guerrilla hideout in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition.
Briefing reporters here yesterday, Brigadier Sanjay Mitra, officiating brigadier general staff of the city-headquartered Chinar Corps, said troops of 46 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion and the special operations group of Baramulla police launched an operation on Sunday on a tip-off from intelligence agencies.
“After a search for four hours, a hideout was busted on the outskirts of Baramulla town,” he said, adding that the seizures included a disposable rocket launcher, two rocket-propelled grenades, an AK-56 rifle, four AK-56 magazines, 286 rounds of the AK-56 rifle, a pistol, a pistol magazine, and 18 rounds of pistol ammunition.
Two leaves from a letter pad of the Jamiat-ul-Mujahidin outfit were also recovered, added Mitra.
Meanwhile, the operation against a group of guerrillas trapped in a cordon by the army near the Line of Control in Keran sector of Kupwara district continued for the 14th day yesterday. The Army’s northern command chief, Lt-General Sanjiv Chachra, and Chinar Corps chief, Lt-General Gurmit Singh, reviewed the anti-guerrilla operation on Sunday.