Srinagar: Army has busted a militant hideout close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, recovering a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, a defence spokesman said on Sunday.

"Acting on a tip off, a cache of warlike stores, hidden 200 to 300 metres inside the LoC, was recovered by the Army in Machhil sector yesterday," the spokesman said.

The arms and ammunition were hidden in a "natural opening in the hollow of a tree trunk," he said.

The recoveries included one AK-56 rifle with three magazines and 90 rounds, two pistols (Pakistan and Chinese make), two RPG shells and explosives contained in two cylindrical cases, the spokesman said.


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