J&K: Terrorist Hideout Busted in Kishwar, AK 56 Rifles, Detonators Recovered
New Delhi, Feb 21: Indian Army on Wednesday busted a terrorists hideout of Hizbul Mujahideen and recovered huge cache of ammunition in Kishwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. Following a tip off, a joint operation was launched by Rashtriya Rifles Battalion and local police in Kensa forest area of the district.
During the operation, police seized two AK 56 rifles, three 9 mm pistols, one country made pistol, 15 magazines of AK 56 rifle, 98 rounds of Pika gun, two rounds of Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG), two binoculars, 12 detonators and two radio sets.
Police official said that such operations are being carried out in the entire state to nab the militants.
Earlier in the day, a helicopter of Pakistan army was reportedly spotted near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani helicopter violated Indian air-space and came within 300 meters of the LoC and went back. The violation by one of three Mi-17 choppers occurred at 9:45 am at Gulpur sector in the general area of Poonch.
There have been several instances of ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir in this year. On February 19, three civilians were injured in the heavy firing when the Pakistan army violated an unprovoked ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri Sector.
At least 860 incidents of ceasefire violations reportedly recorded on the LoC alone in 2017. In 2015 there had been 152 incidents, and in 2016 there were 228. January 2018 recorded the highest number of ceasefire violations in a month since 2003.