Jammu: A fierce gunbattle on Sunday broke out
between Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants and security forces
in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Following a tip off about the presence of two Hizb
militants Touseef and Imran in a cave hideout in Tandla forest
belt of Gandoh tehsil, Rastriya Rifles (RR) and police jointly
launched a cordon and search operation this morning, a senior
police officer told PTI.
Militants, taking benefit of natural rock-cave, fired on
the troops from machine guns and also burst rifle grenades.
The operation team also retaliated resulting in heavy exchange
of firing between the two sides, he said.
Additional troops was rushed to the spot with heavy
weaponry to track down the militants, the officer said.