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7.62 mm PK machine gun among recovered arms as forces bust two militant hideouts in Kulgam jungle

Armed forces busted two militant hideouts in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, police said on Monday.

Based on credible input, forces busted two militant hideouts in the Adipal Jungle area of Aharbal, in the south Kashmir district, a police spokesman said.

During a search in the area, two hideouts were busted and subsequently destroyed, he said.

The spokesman said the forces were able to recover incriminating materials and arms/ammunition including a 7.62 mm PK machine gun, a UMG, nine PK machine gun 7.67 mm carts, a nine mm (star) pistol with magazine, a nine mm pistol (disassembled), 24 nine mm pistol RDS, a rotating bolt (AK-47), 237 AK-47 rounds, a chilli grenade, 32 5.56 mm RDS and an AK-47 magazine.

Some other items including four solar plates, 42 AK-47 fired cases, two combat pouches, two sleeping bags, a burkha (veil), two army pattern shirts and a CISF pattern shirt, he added.

All the recovered material have been taken into police custody for the purpose of investigation and a case has been registered, the spokesman said.

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