JAMMU: The traffic movement on the Jammu-Poonch highway was restored this morning after remaining suspended for several hours after security forces launched a massive search operation in the Nar forest area of Mendhar in the Poonch district yesterday.
Officials said that a combing operation was launched by the army several days back on the apprehension of the presence of militants in the dense forest area. “The army at around 1230 hours on Thursday fired some 15 rounds of speculative gunshots in Bhatadurian forests, however, there was no response”, they said.
As a precautionary measure, the vehicular traffic on the highway between Bhimber Gali and Jaranwali Gali was suspended, they said. This morning at around 8100 hours, the traffic was allowed, they said. A police official that the highway was reopened but said that the search operation was continuing. (GNS)