Monday, November 29, 1999

Army busts militant hideout in Kashmir

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Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) The army Monday busted a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district in an ongoing operation against the guerrillas, an official said.A defence spokesperson told IANS that troops had killed 11 separatist guerrillas in Operation Thunder Strike launched 12 days ago.'Operation Thunder Strike was launched by the army on May 5 in the forests of north Kashmir and as part of this operation the troops early today (Monday)busted a hideout and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition,' defence spokesperson Lt. Col. J.S.Brar said.'Our troops recovered 10-AK-47 rifles, one RPG gun, three 303 rifles, over 100 grenades, mines and improvised explosive device (IED) stores,' he said.Brar added that the operation in the area continued.

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