RAJOURI: A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in the Kesari area of Kandi in Rajouri district on Friday.
Official sources told that a joint team of Police, Army’ and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area. He said that as the joint teams of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants. As per sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.
They said they are presumably the militants involved in an ambush on an army truck in the Tota Gali area of the Bhata Dhurian – Bhimber Ghati sector of Poonch., which claimed the lives of five soldiers. This is the gunfight in J&K in the past 72 hours—(KNO)