QUETTA (AFP) - Troops Monday destroyed two militant hideouts in Balochistan, where a UN official was kidnapped last month, officials said. A large quantity of weapons, rockets, explosives and communication equipment were found at two secret hideouts used by militants and outlaws, a paramilitary spokesman told AFP. The arms cache was destroyed, he added. The operation was launched in Uchh district, some 270 kilometres southeast of Quetta, after two soldiers were kidnapped by rebels, the official said on condition of anonymity. "Our men were kidnapped three days ago while patrolling and during a search operation we found two camps used by miscreants but when we raided them they had already fled," he said. "We have found a huge cache of arms, explosives, walkie talkies, and SIMs of Thuraya satellite phones from the camps," he added.