J-K: Search operation on for suspected militants in Kulgam district

Militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir is reeling due to a series of militant attacks, ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces and street protests.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2017 11:38 IST
Asian News International, Srinagar
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The Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police take guard after a militant attack in Anantnag.(PTI)

A cordon and search operation was started at Arwani village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday after security forces received intelligence inputs about the presence of suspected militants in the area.

“Kulgam operation is in progress, we are responding to firing by terrorists,” Kashmir IGP Muneer Khan said.

On Thursday, militants attacked a police patrol party in Srinagar’s Hyderpora area and injured two policemen.

On the same day, Pakistani troops violated a ceasefire in Naushera Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively.

First Published: Jun 16, 2017 11:29 IST