A terrorist hideout was busted in Mangnar area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The operation was jointly launched by Army and police on Friday. Two AK-47 rifles and four magazines were seized from hideout. The operation was launched following specific inputs. Police said that the area was a notorious infiltration route and added that its linkages will be ascertained. Special Operations Group has constructed a task force which will carry out further investigation in the matter. "We have specific input and on that basis, Special Operations Group (SOG) Poonch and the local army unit launched a search operation. In the Kalsa forest area in Mangnar top during the search, a hideout was seen. When the hideout was searched then arms were seized. There were two AK-47 and four magazines," said SSP Poonch, Ramesh Angral. He added, "This area was a notorious infiltration route and we usually launch search operations in these types of areas. We will ascertain its linkages and a task force is made by SOG to do the investigation in this."
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In a joint search operation of Indian Army and police Special Operations Group (SOG), a militant hideout was busted in Mangnar forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The team recovered arms and ammunition from the hide out."Based on our specific input, we launched a search operation in forest area of Mangnar and recovered ammunition in the hideout," said Senior Superintendent of Police of Poonch, Ramesh Angral. Further investigation is underway.
In yet another ceasefire violation, three members of a family were killed by Pakistan Army in Khari Karmara sector of the LoC in Poonch district on July 17. Frequent shelling by Pakistan has thrown lives of hundreds of border residents in J-K. The three members of the family included father, mother and son. The family was having a dinner when the incident occurred.
A woman was killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Lanjote village in Poonch on July 7 after heavy selling by Pakistan. Another person has also been seriously injured in the incident. The injured person has been shifted in Government Medical College, Rajouri and is undergoing treatment. Further details are awaited.
Two vehicles were submerged in nallah in JandK's Kishtwar district on August 10. Vehicles were submerged due to heavy rainfall in the region. The incident took place in Bonjwah region of Kishtwar. There was no loss of life in the incident. More details are awaited in this regard.
Indian Army on August foiled infiltration bid in Poonch's Krishna Ghati sector, Jammu and Kashmir. On 7 August, a group of terrorists were attempting to infiltrate across LoC in Krishna Ghati Sector. The Indian Army troops detected the terrorists close to LoC and immediately engaged them resulting in on the spot killing of one terrorist and serious injuries to other two. Army personnel also recovered cache of arms and ammunitions along eatables with Pakistan markings.
Construction of underground bunkers began at villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district in view of ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Javed Ahmad, Junior Engineer said, "Total 18 bunkers to be constructed here, work underway for six bunkers is underway." The bunker will be equipped with all the facilities which will allow people to take shelter in the bunkers for days. 18 community bunkers will be constructed in Boniyar and Uri areas out of which construction work on six is being underway and will be finished shortly. Each bunker will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakh. Each community bunker will consist of two rooms besides a washroom. Local residents of border areas of Uri were heaving a sigh of relief as their long pending demand is being finally met. Ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been increased in recent days and several civilians lost their lives due to these unprovoked ceasefire violation.
After offering prayers at Amarnath Temple, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on July 18 visited a forward post near LoC in Kupwara district and interacted with the soldiers deployed there. He was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, and Army Chief General MM Naravane. The Defence Minister is on a two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.