JAMMU: Security forces today busted a militant hideout and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from Panasa forest area of Reasi district.
"Based on specific inputs about the presence of arms and ammunition, troops of Talwara-based Rashtriya Rifles under Uniform Force based at Reasi, in a joint operation with JK police launched a search operation," Jammu-based defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said.
He said that the troops conducted a thorough search of the entire forested area and found the hideout in Panasa forest.
The cache included one AK-56 rifle, four magazines of AK-56 rifle, one pistol, one magazine of pistol, one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launcher, 46 cartridges of ammunition AK-56, nine fired cases of ammunition AK-56 and one Handheld Radio Set.
"The timely recovery of the arms and ammunition has thwarted any untoward incident in the area," he said.