Bandipora, June 7: Army on Thursday claimed to have busted a militant hideout and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition from Bonzuri forests of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
An army statement issued here said that the army’s 27 Rashtriya Rifles at Paribal Tekri, busted the hideout and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from the area, which falls under the jurisdiction of Bandipora.
“On receipt of intelligence, multiple teams army carried out a search operation in Bonzuri Forest. When the search of the area was being carried out, a militant hideout between large stones was busted. The recovery included warlike stores, including one AK-47, eight magazines of AK- 47, 242 rounds of AK-47, two Chinese Pistols with three magazines and 22 rounds, five Chinese Grenades, 15 UBGL rounds, one binocular and one telescopic sight along with communication equipment and few utensils and clothes,” the statement said.
It is being suspected by the security agencies that the militants were planning a massive attack and the recovery of such a huge cache is definitely a big blow to the militants, the statement added. (GNS)