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44 detained from terrorist hideouts in Kashmir: Indian Army

During the operations, one rifle and one pistol were recovered from the possession of the militants. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Jammu and Kashmir India Oct 18, 2016, 02.43 PM (IST)

The Indian Army today said it had apprehened 44 persons involved in terror related activities in an extensive serach operation in the town of Baramulla in the Indian state of Kashmir. 

Joint teams of the Army, Jammu and Kashmir police and the CRPF had busted terrorist hideouts in ten sensitive localities, including Qazi Hamam, Ganai Hamam, Taweed Gunj, Jamia and others. 

During the army operation carried out in the wee hours of October 16 and 17, the teams seized incriminating materials from over 700 houses. 

"Over 700 houses were searched in a span of 12 hours on October 17 in an extensive search operation in old town in Baramulla, during which 44 persons involved with terror related activities have been apprehended," an army spokesman said.

It included petrol bombs, Chinese and Pakistani flags, Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) letter head pads, unauthourised mobile phones and anti-national publicity material. 





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