Underground bunker used to ‘train’ militants raided
New Delhi: Government Forces have busted an underground bunker used as a training centre for militants in North Kashmir’s Sopore town.
Official sources said that the arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Tariq Channa led government forces to the hideout located at an orchard in Sopore’s Brath Kalan area. An underground shelter measuring 17 feet in length and six feet in width, it was tailor-made to train militants in handling explosives.
“It’s a concrete bunker. We recovered ammunition, among other items, upon raiding the place,” a senior police officer said.
According to the officer, Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives would use the shelter to hide from government forces as well.
Tariq Channa had been hiding in the underground shelter with two others for many weeks until his arrest two days ago. A probe revealed that the orchard belonged to the maternal uncle of another Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, Sajad Haider. (KNT)