J&K

Forces intensify searches after gunfight in Tanghdar sector

Kupwara: Army has intensified searches in Tangdar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) following a gunfight with a group of infiltrators on Saturday.

Reports reaching GNS said that army’s 6 Gadhwal and a group of militants had a stand-off in the dense woods of Balthedyan along the LoC adjacent to Tony Post today morning.

An army officer said that the troops today morning launched the cordon-and-search operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of some militants.

As the forces intensified the searches, the group of militants believed to be infiltrators opened fire triggering off a gunfight. “Additional reinforcement was rushed to the site”.

When this report was filed massive searches were going on in the area.

SSP Kupwara Ambarkar ram Dinkar also confirmed that the exchange of fire took place in Balthadiyan area near Tony post.

“Area is under cordon amid ongoing operation,” SSP said. (GNS)

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