Jammu & Kashmir

Search Op launched after brief exchange of fire between army and militants in Poonch, say officials

An armed forces personnel stands deployed in JK's border area near Line of Control. [FPK File Photo/ Vikar Syed]

Poonch: A brief exchange of fire took place between militants and armed forces in Marha Buffliaz area of Poonch district, officials said on Friday.

They said that late night on Thursday a specific input was received by the security forces about presence of some militants in the area. A search operation was launched by Police and army in general area of Marha Buffliaz near DKG.

While the search party intensified the searches, the hiding militants fired upon the security forces, leading to brief gunfight, they said.

After brief exchange of fire, the militants fled from the spot taking advantage of the darkness. Till this report was being filed there was no loss of life or injury reported.

Meanwhile, a massive search operation has been launched to track down the fleeing militants. More details will follow. (GNS)

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