Terrorist hideout unearthed in Mendhar sector


JAMMU, Oct 28: Security forces have busted a terrorist hideout in a forest area in Poonch district, leading to recovery of a cache of arms and ammunition, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.
The hideout was unearthed during an overnight joint operation by police and Rashtriya Rifles in the forest area of Kalaban in Mendhar sector, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Ramesh Angral said.
He said the search of the hideout led to the recovery of an AK 56 rifle, three magazines, 793 rounds, a binocular, a radio set, a Pakistan-make pistol with a magazine and a solar charger.
However, two Army personnel were injured in a mine blast along the Line of control (LoC) in Poonch district on Wednesday, official sources said.
The two personnel stepped on an anti-personnel mine triggering a blast during patrolling along the LoC in the Balakote sector.
They have been moved to a hospital for treatment, they said.

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