A joint search and cordon operation by the Military and Police to trace down terrorists hiding in Jammu and Kashmir’s border district of Poonch entered the second day on July 18, officers stated.
‘Operation Trinetra II’, launched in Sindarah and Maidana of Surankote tehsil on July 17 afternoon, led to an intense gunfight with hiding terrorists.
“The operation underway,” a Defence spokesperson stated.
Officers stated intermittent firing was reported from the besieged space at common intervals. Reinforcements had been rushed instantly after the gunfight broke out, they stated.
All escape routes have been plugged and a strict vigil was maintained all through the evening because the operation continued, the officers stated.
Random searches and shock checking of autos have been intensified throughout Poonch in view of makes an attempt to push armed terrorists, weapons and narcotics from throughout the border.
Safety forces killed two terrorists and foiled a significant infiltration bid alongside the Line of Management within the Krishna Ghati Sector of the Poonch district on the intervening evening of July 16 and 17.