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Home / India News / One civilian held hostage in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora, one rescued

One civilian held hostage in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora, one rescued

Security forces launched a search operation in the area following information about the presence of militants there, a police spokesman said

india Updated: Mar 21, 2019 18:20 IST
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Security personnel in Srinagar.
Security personnel in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)

Security forces, with the help of locals, Thursday rescued one of the two civilians held “hostage” by militants after a search operation in the Hajin area of Jammu and Kashmi’s Bandipora district, police said.

Security forces launched a search operation in the area following information about the presence of militants there, a police spokesman said.

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“Two civilians were held hostage by the terrorists. With the assistance of security forces, police and community members, one civilian has been rescued while efforts are on to rescue another,” he said.

The spokesman said the hostage still with the militants is reportedly a minor.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)