Militants flee after brief gunfight in south Kashmir

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Militants managed to escape after a very brief gunfight near Khanabal area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday.

Global News Service a local news gathering agency quoting a police officer reported that there was a brief gunfight between militants and a joint team of police and army at around 11 hours. He said there was a lull following which massive searches were launched. However, he said, there was no contact established with militants nor any one was arrested, suggesting that the militant fled from the spot.

Earlier, the Northern Command of the Indian Army tweeted that a “speculative search operation” was launched in the area, some 5 kilometres from Khanabal town followed by a round of fire by the troops at 1100 hours. The army said suspected militants fired back at 115 hours. (GNS)

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