Hizb militants give slip to forces after nightlong standoff

Bilal Habib

Pulwama: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, who were holed up in a residential house in Awantipora here after a brief gun-battle, have given slip to the government forces after nightlong standoff , official sources told Kashmir Reader today.

The Special Operations Group (SOG) of police and army’s 55 RR called off the operation this morning after discovering that the militants have escaped from their dragnet in Dogripora village of Awantipora. The forces believe that the militants have fled from the spot after taking cover of darkness.