Nowshera operation enters 3rd day

Officials said that in the villages namely Targain, Draj and Kaloli in Budhal police station jurisdiction, army and police launched searches on Friday morning after reports of some suspicious movement.
Nowshera operation enters 3rd day
Soldiers take position during a gunfight. [File photo used for representation]Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir

Rajouri: The anti-militancy operation launched at Line of Control in Nowshera sector entered its third day on Friday even as the security forces launched fresh searches in some villages of Kotranka sub division.

Officials said that in the villages namely Targain, Draj and Kaloli in Budhal police station jurisdiction, army and police launched searches on Friday morning after reports of some suspicious movement.

“Entire area in these villages is under searches,” officials said, adding that some areas located on higher reaches including seasonal ‘dhoks’ are also being searched.

On the other hand, the anti-militancy operation launched in Ashwini Gap area of Kalal in Nowshera sector entered third day on Friday.

Operation was launched on Wednesday morning after a group of militants was intercepted and a fierce exchange of fire took place between militants and security forces in which one of the infiltrating militants was killed.

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