Jammu and Kashmir: Gunshots heard, explosive material recovered during searches in Sunderbani

Jammu and Kashmir: Gunshots heard, explosive material recovered during searches in Sunderbani

Schools have been closed in the area as a "precautionary measure"

Gunshots were heard on Wednesday during a cordon-and-search-operation going on near the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir since past four days, even as the forces claimed to have recovered explosive material from the area.

An official said that the forces recovered three bags of ammunition and explosive material from a gorge during searches in Talla area.

He said it was not immediately known whether there was an exchange of fire between the forces and the militants or the former fired some speculative shots.

Meanwhile, the administration has ordered the closure of all schools in Sunderbani sub division as a “precautionary measure”, he said.

Earlier, there were reports of an attack on a CRPF camp in Sunderban. However, an official refuted the reports, saying that all CRPF troopers stationed in the area were “fine”.