ANANTNAG: An army patrol came under fire from militants in Shikargah forest area of Tral early Wednesday morning. No one was injured during the firing and the militants however managed to escape, even though government forces tried to locate them in the forest area for a couple of hours.
According to police sources, a team of the army’s 42 RR was patrolling the forest area when militants opened fire at them.
“The militants after firing vanished into the thick forest cover,” a police official said.
He said that the area was cordoned off and a search to locate the militants was launched, but by then the militants had managed to flee.
The search operation was called off after a couple of hours.