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Militants flee after brief exchange of gunfire with armed forces in Pulwama, searches on

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Srinagar: Militants, one of them purportedly a top JeM commander, have managed to flee after a brief exchange of gunfire with a joint team of Police, CRPF and army in Parigam area of Pulwama in south Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.

A police senior officer said that as per specific inputs two militants including Jash-e-Mohammad commander with the code name “Lambo Bhai” were trapped.

The officer said that militants “seem to have fled” soon after the operation against them begun. However, the officer said that the searches in the area are continuing.

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