Hajin: At least four militants succeeded in breaking the cordon at Hajin’s Prang area on Thursday morning after the government forces laid a siege to track them down.
The militants have thrice fled away from the cordoned area during December last year.
The army on Thursday morning fired some shots after cordoning the area anticipating that militants might retaliate.
Sources said at least four militants were believed to be hiding in that area who later managed to flee from the spot without.
On December 22, the government forces had to lift siege around a residential house in Parray Mohalla in Hajin after massive protests erupted around the shootout site. It was believed that two militants were trapped in that house. After militants fired to break the cordon, locals came out amid massive slogans and threw stones and fire pots at the troopers.
On December 29, a brief gunfight broke between militants and government forces in Hajin’s Shahgund resulting in the injuries to two army men.
Officials said that militants fired from the unknown location when forces were cordoning off the area. Later the militants were successful in fleeing from the spot.
Talking to Kashmir Reader a top police official said that the local resentment is least becoming a hurdle in carrying out operations against the militants. “There are loopholes in laying a cordon that helps militants to flee. Otherwise the militants are not trained enough to break a stiff cordon,” he said.