searches on SSP AWANTIPORA MOHD ZAHID said that the operation was launched after a Jaish militant (Gulzar Ah Dar) arrested with chinese pistol last night in Narastan Tral said that four of his associates were hiding in Pastuna forests of Tral.
SSP Awantipora Mohd Zahid on Friday said that the militants hiding in a forest area of Tral managed to escape from their hideout after firing indiscriminately on the government forces.
“Once the forces were laying the cordon of the hideout, the hiding militants fired indiscriminately upon the forces which was retaliated but taking advantage of dense forests/terrain the militants managed to escape from the said hideout,” said a statement,
Earlier, forces launched a search operation and took help of choppers after gunshots were heard in the forest area in Tral area in south Kashmir.
“Forces have been rushed to the area and they are conducting searches as they suspect the presence of militants.Meanwhile hideout busted at pastona forest,huge quantity of ration and other materials are recovered from the hideout