Army launches search in J-K’s Samba after report about lurking militants
The search was launched along the Basanter river that flows into Pakistan and said to be a preferred route of infiltration by militants from Pakistan.india Updated: Jun 15, 2017 11:33 IST
The army launched a search operation on Thursday in the garrison town of Samba in Jammu and Kashmir after a man claimed he saw four suspected militants in the area.
However, an army officer said no militants have so far found during the search near the Jammu-Pathankot highway.
“They were thieves who fled the area when we started the search operation,” he said.
A civilian, Kuldeep Raj from Sidco phase 1 area, alerted police saying he saw four suspicious persons around 4.10am.
Subsequently, a search operation was launched by police and the army with their quick reaction teams.
Searches were launched along the Basanter river that flows into Pakistan and said to be a preferred route of infiltration by militants from Pakistan.
First Published: Jun 15, 2017 11:32 IST