Uri encounter: Searches re-launched but bus goes to Muzaffrabad

SRINAGAR: Even though a fierce encounter took place, not far away, from the Slamabad, the cross-Kashmir bus kept its schedule,. The bus carrying 34 passengers actually passed the Kaman Bridge around noon on Monday, reports from Uri said.

One of teh two houses in Kalgi (Uri) that went up in smoke during teh encounter between rebels and the army on September 24, 2017.

The bus carried three fresh passengers and 31 other passengers who were returning home.

Almost an hour after the bus left, the armed forces and the police blocked all kind of movement towards the Kalgi belt where the encounter took place on Sunday. Though not many details are available, indications suggest the army want to scan the belt once gain.

Three militants, believed to be Pakistani nationals, were killed in the encounter as four civilians survived injured. A soldier was also injured in the gun battle. All the injured are safe and out of danger. Two houses were destroyed in the encounter. Police said though one of the militants had barged into the mosque, the police ensured it is not damaged.

Early, in the morning the armed forces wanted to brief the media about the encounter. But the presser is apparently delayed because of the search re-launch. Kalgi is a border village that is almost eight kilometers from the Line of Control.

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