Anti-Militancy Operation: Traffic Resumes On Jammu-Poonch Highway

SRINAGAR: The traffic movement on Jammu-Poonch highway was restored Friday morning after remaining suspended for several hours after security forces launched a massive search operation in Nar forest area of Mendhar in Poonch district yesterday, officials said.

Quoting official sources, news agency GNS reported that a combing operation was launched by army several days back on apprehension of presence of terrorists 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 highway between Bhimber Gali and Jaranwali Gali was suspended, they said. This morning at around 8 am, the traffic was allowed, they said.

A police official confirmed that the highway was reopened but said that search operation was continuing.

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