Army Saturday claimed that a suspected militant attacked its patrolling party near New Colony Palhalan area of North Kashmir’s Pattan town.
“Our patrolling part personnel from 29 RR came under attack when a suspected militant fired upon them with AK-47 riffle. We exercised maximum restraint and did not retaliate,” an Army official told CNS on condition of anonymity.
Reports said that soon after the incident police, Army and Special Operation Group personnel cordoned off the area and with the help of sniffer dogs recovered some arms and ammunition from a band saw mill.
A police official while confirming the incident said that the assailant before fleeing from the spot had left one AK-47 riffle, one magazine and 9 rounds near a band saw mill which were recovered by the joint searching party.
“We have registered a case vide FIR number 46/2014 under section 7/27 arms act in this regard and investigation is going on,” the police official said.