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High reaches of Dachigam brought under siege, operation underway

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Neyaz Elahi

Srinagar, June 15, KNT: Combined Forces launched a nocturnal search operation in the upper reaches of Dachigam area of Srinagar outskirts after reports about the movement of militants.

Reliable sources told news agency KNT that Combined Forces cordoned off Mahadve, Burzwas and Babrobao ridges adjacent to Dachigam National Park. The search operation was under way till the filing of this report.

Sources said that these areas were brought under siege during the intervening night of June 14 and 15 after Forces received inputs about the movement of militants.

Sources added that Choppers and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) were pressed into service to track down the militants. Though the search operation continues, but no contact so for has been established with militants.

Meanwhile, a nocturnal cordon and search operation was launched in Kamrazipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Locals told KNT that search operation started at around 1 in the night and culminated at 12 on Monday afternoon.

“JCB was used to dig suspected places, however, nothing was found,” said a local to KNT. This was the second search operation in the area from last 2 days. (KNT)


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