Army today foiled infiltration of militants in Gurez sector of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Sources said a group of five militants tried to infiltrate into Dhurmut Kanzalwan forest area in Gurez this morning.
The troops noticed the movement near the fence and challenged them leading to a gun battle. However, they managed to escape but Army established contact with them thrice during the day.
Sources said that the gunfight continued for brief period thrice but there were no casualties. Militants while taking advantage of dense forests managed to dodge Army but a massive search operation has been launched with the help of additional reinforcement of Army to track down militants in the area.
And Police said that security forces in a joint search operation arrested three persons and seized arms and ammunition from their possession in Sumbal area of Bandipora district today.
Police said that on a specific information, Bandipora police and 13 RR launched a cordon and search operation in the orchards of Wangipora in Sumbal in Bandipora district. “During a search operation, 3 accused persons identified as Altaf Ahmad Mir, Irshad Ahmad Mir, and Waseem Ahmad were arrested”, police said.
Police said that Dar, a resident of Wangipora, who was involved in Case FIR No. 92/2017 under Section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act was arrested. “Two hand grenades, one AK 47 magazine and 15 AK 47 rounds were seized from his possession. Further investigation of the matter is going on”, Police said.