Military Op called off in Budgam as militants flee, say officials

Armed forces personnel patrol near military operation site in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Budgam: Militants managed to escape after a brief exchange of gunfire with armed forces in Redbugh area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday.

Reliable sources told news agency Kashmir Dot Com that there was a brief exchange of fire between militants and a joint team of police and army at around 10:30 hours today.

They said there was a lull following which massive searches were launched. However, they said, there was no second contact established with militants nor any one was arrested, suggesting that the unknown number of militants fled from the spot.

Earlier, police said “Encounter has started at Redbugh, Magam area of Budgam. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow”. (KDC)

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