Srinagar, April 11 (GNS): Militants gave slip to government forces after engaging them in a nocturnal gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday.
Reports reaching GNS said that army, CRPF and police cordoned off Nadimarg village in Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam around midnight following input about the presence of militants in the village. When the joint team started search operation, the militants hiding in the village opened fire upon them.
“The fire was returned setting off an encounter. Then guns fell silent till morning,” official sources told GNS.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman in a statement said: “On a credible input an operation was launched along with Army, CAPF last night at Nandimarg Kulgam. Some Exchange of fire took place immediately laying cordon of the target houses. It seems that militants ran away in initial firing itself”.
One PIKA LMG and material for making IED has been found from house of one Aslam. Now tracker dog is being used for tracking down the escaped militants, the statement said. (GNS)