Anti-Militancy Operation: Jammu-Poonch Highway Again Closed

SRINAGAR: The traffic movement on Jammu-Poonch highway was stopped this morning amid ongoing massive search operation in Nar forest area of Mendhar in Poonch district for last few days by security forces, officials said.

Quoting officials news agency GNS reported that a combing operation was launched by army several days back on apprehension of presence of militants in the dense forest area.

As a precautionary measure, the vehicular traffic on highway between Bhimber Gali and Jaranwali Gali was suspended, they said.  The traffic on highway was also stopped on Thursday after it was restored yesterday morning at around 8100 hours, they said.

A police official confirmed that the highway was closed again and said that search operation was continuing.

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