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Militant hideout busted in Banihal, rusted ammunition recovered

Armed forces on Monday busted a suspected militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district and seized rusted ammunition and explosives, officials said.

A joint search operation by the Rashtriya Rifles and the police was launched in the heights of the Buzla-Khari belt in Banihal which led to the uncovering of the hideout in Hadwagan-Sernihal forest, they said.

The forces seized a fragmentation grenade, 35 rounds of AK rifle, seven Pike rounds, two magazines, seven pistol rounds, two tiffin boxes, a kerosene stove, a radio set, one UBGL, utensils, 1 kg of an explosive-like material in polythene, 2 kg of explosive materials in a steel container, a cassette player, IED equipment with wire and a pouch, the officials said.

All the ammunition was rusted and appeared very old, they said.

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