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LeT Hideout Busted in J&K's Pulwama, Militant Associate Held

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Based on credible input regarding the presence of LeT militants in a hideout located in a house in Chandhara Pampore village of the south Kashmir district's Awantipora area, security forces launched a search operation early this morning, a police officer said.

Security forces on Sunday busted a hideout of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and arrested a militant associate in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Based on credible input regarding the presence of LeT militants in a hideout located in a house in Chandhara Pampore village of the south Kashmir district's Awantipora area, security forces launched a search operation early this morning, a police officer said.

During the search, the hideout was unearthed in a cowshed and subsequently destroyed, he said. The militant associate of LeT, identified as Adil Ahmad Shah, a resident of Chandhara Pampore, was also arrested, he added.

Incriminating material and a cache of ammunition including 26 rounds of AK-47 were recovered from the hideout, the officer said. A case has been registered in the matter, he said.

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first published:January 10, 2021, 20:24 IST