Militants attack patrol party in Kulgam, none hurt

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New Delhi | Published: September 30, 2016 9:50:09 PM

"Militants opened fire on a joint picket of Police and CRPF at Behibagh in Yaripora area of Kulgam district at around 5.00 pm," a police official said.

"Militants opened fire on a joint picket of Police and CRPF at Behibagh in Yaripora area of Kulgam district at around 5.00 pm," a police official. (Associated Press)“Militants opened fire on a joint picket of Police and CRPF at Behibagh in Yaripora area of Kulgam district at around 5.00 pm,” a police official. (Associated Press)

Militants on Friday attacked a joint patrolling party of J&K Police and CRPF in Behi Bagh of Kulgam district. As per reports, the attack took place around 5 pm on Monday. “Militants opened fire on a joint picket of Police and CRPF at Behibagh in Yaripora area of Kulgam district at around 5.00 pm,” a police official was quoted as saying by PTI. As per the official, no one was hurt in the attack carried out by militants, who fled the scene after firing. Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to nab the attackers. Indian security forces have beefed up security along border areas and key security installations in light of heightened tensions with Pakistan.

Authorities with the help of Army are carrying out evacuation of civilians along border areas in Punjab and other villages close to Pakistan territory, anticipating fresh attacks following India’s ‘surgical strike’. Significant casualties were caused to the terrorist launch pads. As per reports, around 50 terrorists were killed in the strikes. Army said that the motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into Indian territory. Indian Army has also shared the details of surgical strikes with Pakistan Army. There were no Indian causalities during surgical strikes. However, one soldier, who accidently crossed LoC, has been held captive by Pakistan. A number of weapons, including GPS which have Pakistani markings, were recovered in the strikes.

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