Handwara gunfight on
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Handwara, May 9: Army on Sunday launched a massive hunt for militants in Chak-Andoori area in this frontier area, where the gunfight between the troopers and militants entered second day, police said.
It said the troopers of Rashtriya Rifles carried out house-to-house searches since morning in Chak-Adoora, where the gunfight had erupted on Saturday afternoon.
“Army has also pressed in helicopters to search for the militants believed to be hiding in the area, police sources said. Army has plugged the entry and exit points to the area,” sources added.
The Deputy Inspector General of police, north Kashmir, Abdul Qayoom Manhas said, the hunt for militants was on. “So far two militants have been killed in the gunfight,” he said.
Police said the searches have been extended to forests of Rajwar and Vilgam.
According to them, one militant and trooper was killed on Thursday in Haptnar forests in Shiekhpora Dangiwacha whereas five militants and a trooper of 30 RR were killed 12 kilometers
from Shiekhpora in Duggapora village on the next day.
The militants who managed to escape from Duggapora were confronted by troopers on Saturday afternoon in Chak-Adoora, Mawar. Police claimed to have killed two of them.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 9 May 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 9 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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