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Poonch attack: Sketch of 2 militants behind IAF convoy attack released, says army

Armed forces personnel patrol near a military operation site. [FPK File Photo/ Vikar Syed]

’20 people detained for questioning; Rs 20 lakh reward announced for information on militants’

Jammu: Indian Army officials on Monday released sketches of two suspected militants, believed to be behind the attack on Indian Air Force (IAF) vehicles, killing one personnel and injuring four others in Poonch district. The army has also declared a reward of Rs 20 lakh for information on two militants.

Five IAF personnel had sustained injuries in the attack. Later, one of them, identified as Corporal Vikky Pahade, succumbed to injuries in the army hospital in Udhampur.

According to officials, around 20 people have been detained by the police for questioning, while massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) continues in Danna Top, Shahstar, Sheindra and Sanai Top areas of Poonch.

Top officers of police and army, including GOC 16 Corps and ADGP Jammu, also visited the site and took stock of the arrangements yesterday.

A group of 2-3 militants carried out the surprise attack on the IAF convoy near Shaistar Sanai in Surankote area on Saturday.

Officials said that anyone who will give any fruitful and reliable information about the whereabouts of these militants, leading to their arrest will be rewarded and their identity will be kept a secret.

As per a lookout notice, people have asked to share inform on these numbers 9541051982, 8082294375, 9541051982, 8082294375. (KNO)

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