Militants escape after brief exchange of fire with armed forces in Pulwama: Police

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Armed forces personnel near military operation site in Pulwama on March 18, 2023. [FPK Photo Qayoom Khan]

Pulwama: Militants and armed forces personnel exchanged gunfire in Mitrigam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

A top police officer said that a specific input was generated by police about presence of militants in Mitrigam area.

A cordon and search operation was launched during predawn hours, as the searches were intensified, the hiding militants fired upon the search party leading to a brief operation, the officer said.

After brief exchange of firing, there was no fire from the other side and during searches no militant was found at the operation site, he said.

It seems that during the initial exchange of fire, militants managed to escape, taking advantage of darkness, the officer added. (GNS)

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