2 militants arrested in Kishtwar, hideout busted in Poonch

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Kishtwar, Shafqat Hussain confirmed the arrest.

“Two terrorists of Hizbul Mujaheedin militants have been apprehended from village Sounder of Dachhan,” SSP Kishtwar said.

He said that the duo had joined the HM terrorist outfit locally, adding, “on their disclosures, more arrests are on cards in coming days.”

The arrested militants were identified as Yasir Hussain of Sonder and Usman Qadid of Tandder, Dachhan.

Meanwhile, BSF, army and police on Monday recovered two AK-47 rifles, a pistol and four grenades besides a cache of ammunitions from a hideout in Poonch district, official said.

They said based on specific input, a joint operation was launched by BSF along with RR and SOG of police in the forest area at Sangad Mankot in Mendhar area of the mountainous district.

During searches, the officials said that two AK-47 rifles, its four magazines and 257 rounds, one Chinese pistol along with magazine, 68 (9 mm) rounds and 23 (7.65mm) rounds, one of Set I-Com, four grenades, 13 detonators (four non-electric and 9 electric type, 15 fuse detonator of chinese grenades, 16 metres of Cordex , two  mobile phones (Nokia), 12 battery mobile chargers and two batteries (9V).

A police officer said the operation was led by DySP Poonch Manish Sharma (JKPS) under the supervision of SSP Poonch Dr Vinod Kumar (IPS). In this regard, he said FIR has been registered and investigation started. (UNI/GNS)

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