Delta Force busts militant hideout in Ramban

Jammu and Kashmir News

Jammu, Aug 21: A joint team of Delta Force and police busted a militant hideout in Laskarwan Forest of Ramban District on 21 August 2015 and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

Based on specific information about the presence of a militant hideout in Laskarwan forest, the troops of Delta Force and police launched a joint search operation in the thick jungles of Laskarwan and busted a hideout which led to recovery of one 7.62 mm Sniper Rifle, one Universal Machine Gun, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher, one Hand Grenade, three Sniper Magazines, 42 rounds of sniper Ammunition, two Belt boxes of Universal Machine Gun(without belt), three Bombs (unknown), one Radio Set,  one Antenna Mount, 13 Kgs explosive, one Blanket,  three Leather Shoes and  one Rucksack.

Laskarwan forest lies in the foothills of Riliyar ridge and continuous domination of the area was being undertaken by the troops of Rashtriya Rifles. Inspite of dense undergrowth, harsh terrain, the joint team carried out a thorough search of the suspected area on receipt of specific information and recovered the cache of arms and ammunition.

General Officer Commanding, Delta Force complimented the troops who took part in the in the operation.