In a joint operation, Army troops and police have busted a militant hideout and recovered a cache of ammunition and explosive material in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A party of a Rashtriya Rifle battalion and J&K Police launched a search operation on Wednesday in General Area Chatru in Kishtwar district and busted the hideout, Defence spokesperson S N Acharya said on Thursday.

Four rifles and a cache of explosives and ammunition material were recovered from the hideout.