J&K: Security Forces Bust Hizbul Mujahideen Hideout In Doda District, Recover Huge Cache Of Arms

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A major hideout of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit was on Wednesday busted by security forces in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said, adding a huge cache of arms was seized from their possession.

The hideout, concealed inside a natural cave, was unearthed during an operation in the forest area of Thana in Dessa area of the hilly district, Senior Superintendent of Police, Doda, Mohammad Shabir said.

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Ammunition including AK-47 assault rifles, Chinese pistols and grenades, Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) rounds, Under Barrel Grenade Launchers (UBGL), 323 rounds of AK-47 ammunition and a donation collection booklet of Hizbul Mujahideen were seized from the hideout, he said.

The police said it was a joint operation by the state police and the Army based on a specific information, to keep Doda district “safe and sanitised from terrorists as well as their support infrastructure”.