Security forces recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
“Romeo Force of Indian Army and police in a joint operation busted a hideout in Surankot Sector near Sindara village in Poonch district and recovered 3 AK 47 rifles, 28 rounds, magazines, and Under Barrell Grenade Launcher (UBGL),” police said in a statement.
Poonch district is adjacent to Rajouri district where on the very first day of 2023, six civilians were killed and six others injured when militants barged into and opened fire in at least three houses of a minority community in a border village in the district.
Although a week later, the Army killed two unidentified militants in the district, the situation is far from being under control.
In Baramulla district of Kashmir Valley, Army during a joint search operation with police had recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition on December 24.