Security forces trace infiltrator militants, engage them in gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri

Following suspicious movements in Sunderbani area on Wednesday morning, a search operation was launched by the security forces, police said.

Published: 28th March 2018 12:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2018 02:52 PM   |  A+A-

An army personnel takes his position near a house during a gunfight between militants and the security forces. (PTI file photo used for representational purpose only)

By PTI

JAMMU: A gun fight broke out today between the security personnel and some militants, who had infiltrated from across the LoC four-five days back in Rajouri sector and were traced to be in its Sunderbani tehsil after days of combing operations, the police said.

Amid the ongoing encounter between the security forces and the militants, the authorities refuted reports of a terror attack at a CRPF camp, but ordered closure of all educational institutions in the tehsil as a precautionary measure.

"An encounter has broken out between Nowshera-Sunderbani belt after a group of infiltrator militants were intercepted by the security forces today," J&K Director General of Police S P Vaid told PTI.

He refuted reports of a terror attack by the militants terming them as "totally false."

Giving further details, Rajouri SSP Yougal Manhas said three bags of ammunition and explosives were recovered from outside a CRPF camp in Sunderbani.

As per the reports, a security guard manning the gate of a CRPF camp at Sodra in Sunderbani area fired some warning shots and raised an alarm after he detected some suspicious movement near the paramilitary camp.

The police and security forces had been conducting search and combing operation to track down the suspected infiltrating militants for four to five days in Sunderbani.

Denying reports of an attack on the CRPF camp, CRPF PRO Ashish Kumar Jha said there was such attack on the paramilitary force camp in Sunderbani.

He said the alert troops had detected some suspicious movement and had fired some warning shots.

Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudary ordered the closure of all the educational institutions in Sunderbani sector in wake of the search operation.

"The schools shall remain closed in the Sunderbani division today as a precautionary measure," he said.

Last night, two militants had entered into the house of one Bushan Kumar Sharma in Bunpori-Yoginallah area in Sunderbani and had forced them to prepare food, which they had taken away along with themselves, the reports said.

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