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Militant hideout busted in Poonch; arms, ammunition seized for third time in a fortnight

Armed forces busted a militant hideout near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Saturday.

Some arms and ammunition were seized, the third such recovery in a fortnight in the frontier district.

The recovery includes an AK-56 assault rifle, a magazine with 30 rounds, and two Chinese pistols and a magazine, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Vinod Kumar said.

The hideout was busted during a joint search operation by the police and the Army in Qasba village of the district, the officer said, adding that an FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the law and an investigation is on.

Before this, 19 hand grenades were seized from another terrorist hideout in the Phagla area of Surankote on May 9.

On May 18, two pistols and 11 rounds of ammunition were seized from Mahra village of Surankote.

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