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Army recovers massive arms cache in J&K in joint operation

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Srinagar, Dec. 9 : In a joint operation, the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have recovered a massive cache of arms and ammunition in Kindre Forest at Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Acting on specific intelligence, the Sohanda Rashtriya Rifles under Suigarh Sector of Delta Force launched a joint search operation with JK Police and busted a cache of war like stores, which included AK 56 Rifle, Chinese Pistols from a natural cave hideout.

The haul also included a 303 Rifle, UBGL, two hand grenades, AK magazines, pistol magazines, radio sets and explosive material along with ammunition of UBGL, approximately 1131 Rounds of 7.62MM ammunition.

The Army had been getting information of suspicious unidentified movement of personnel in the general area for the last one month and the arms recovered likely belong to the hardcore cadres of Hizbul Mujahideen.

Apart from the four columns of Rashtriya Rifles, the team also included one Assistant Sub Inspector along with 10 Constables of J&K Police from Gundo Police Station. The recovered arms and ammunition have been handed over to the Gundo Police.

According to the Army, the recovery of this huge cache has given a major success to the Security Forces and a massive blow to the hostile elements of the area, aiming at revival of militancy in Doda district. (ANI)