Anti-militant operation in Valley to go on: Army

“On Sunday the troops busted a major terrorist hideout in the harsh terrain of Haphruda forests and recovered a huge haul of weapons and materials used in wars. It is the largest recovery by the security forces in this year,” Defence spokesman Lt Col J S Brar said.
The Army recovered 22 AK rifles, seven pistols, three 303 rifles and over 100 grenades, mines and other war materials.

Terming the ongoing operations as a major success, he also stated that the nefarious designs of the militants to disrupt peace in Kashmir would not be allowed to succeed.
Lt Col Brar said the troops had braved inclement weather and harsh terrain to carry out the operation on the fringes of the forests. They had also exercised utmost restraint to avoid any collateral damage. 

Eleven militants—mostly foreigners—have been killed and huge quantities of arms and ammunition recovered since its launch on May 5.
The “Operation Thunder Strike” was launched in view of the increase in infiltration level and attacks by militants in different parts of Kashmir.

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