Firing during CASO in Kulgam, militants escape: Police



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Some militants escaped from Nadimarg area South Kashmir’s Kulgam district last night after a brief exchange of fire with counter insurgent forces during cardon and search operation (CASO), the police said.

A police spokesman in a statement said, “On a credible input an operation was launched along with Army, CAPF last night at Nandimarg Kulgam.”

He said that some exchange of fire took place immediately laying cordon of the target houses.

“It seems that militants ran away in initial firing itself,” he said.

“One PIKA LMG and material for making IED has been found from house of one Aslam,” he added.

PIKA LMG and material for making IED recovered from the area. Pic: Police

“Now tracker dog is being used for tracking down the escaped militants,” said the spokesman.


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