Militants escape during gunbattle in Poonch
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Last Updated: Monday, November 29, 2010, 13:08
Jammu: Four militants Monday managed to escape from night-long cordon laid after a fierce gunbattle broke out in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of four militants in Gujjar-Kheera forest belt of Mendhar border tehsil of Poonch district, Army troops launched a cordon and search operation in the area last night, they said.

Militants fired on the operation party, who fired back resulting in the fierce gunbattle, which continued till last in the night, they said, adding a cordon was put after the gunfight.

Search was conducted in the area this morning during which nothing was found, they said, adding that it seems that militants had managed to escape.

The operation has been called off as militants have escaped from the spot, Poonch Senior Superintendent of Police Manmohan Singh said.

Meanwhile, a Lashkar-e-Toiba sympathiser has been arrested by the security forces in Kishtwar district, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Sarnwa belt of Kishtwar last night and arrested Jalladin, police officials said.


First Published: Monday, November 29, 2010, 13:08

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