Security forces on Sunday busted a terror hideout at Akhal Malwan forest in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, based on intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area. The shelter is used by Haider, a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist from Pakistan, who wasn’t there at the time of the operation, IG (Kashmir Range) Vijay Kumar said.
“A joint team of J&K Police, Army’s 9 RR, 10 Para SF commandos and CRPF’s 18 Bn launched a cordon-and-search operation in Akhal Malwan belt and discovered a hideout built inside a tunnel-like space in the forest,” IG Kumar said. “The search party also recovered an AK-47 rifle and some rounds of ammunition, besides several household items from the spot,” he added.
Haider has managed to evade security forces several times and continues to elude them, but the terrorist will soon be eliminated, IG Kumar said.