Searches in upper reaches of Rajouri; Thannamandi operation continues

Searches in upper reaches of Rajouri; Thannamandi operation continues
Meanwhile, the ongoing anti-militancy operation in villages of Thannamandi subdivision of the border district entered its third day today amid continuous searches in Kalas Kalsi mohalla of Karyote village. [File]GK Photo

Rajouri: Security forces on Saturday launched searches in upper reaches of Rajouri district following reports of some suspicious movement there.

Meanwhile, the ongoing anti-militancy operation in villages of Thannamandi subdivision of the border district entered its third day today amid continuous searches in Kalas Kalsi mohalla of Karyote village.

Officials told Greater Kashmir that in the upper reaches of Thannamandi and Darhal areas of Rajouri, some reports about suspicious movement were received after which Rashtriya Rifles battalion and Special Operation Group of police launched a search operation this morning. Operation was going on when last reports poured in.

They added, “The areas, where the searches were launched, are part of Pir Panchal mountain ranges, the other side of which touches South Kashmir.

“Our searches are going on. This is only what we can tell at this point of time,” officials said.

On the other hand, the ongoing anti militancy operation in Thannamandi subdivision of Rajouri also continued on the third day today amid searches in and around Karyote village.

The operation was launched on Thursday morning after security forces received information about the presence of some suspects in Kalas Kalsi mohalla forest. During initial hours of searches, contact got established between security forces and militants in which an unidentified militant was killed. Later a Junior Commissioned Officer of army too succumbed to his injuries sustained during gunfight.

The officials told Greater Kashmir that searches continued in the area on Saturday also with the teams of both army and police remaining deployed in the area.

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