Search for militants continues in Machil

Kupwara: A day after seven lives including of an army officer, two army soldiers, one BSF trooper, and three militants were claimed in gun battles in Machil sector along the Line of Control (LoC), government forces continued to comb the area on Monday for presence of other militants.
Officials said that after the killing of three militants on Sunday, teams of para commandos and other forces were brought in to search for other militants who may have infiltrated the LoC in the area. Drone cameras and sniffer dogs had also been put into service to nab the militants. However, there has been no contact established with militants so far, officials said.
They added that the forces are on high alert in the region and all entry and exit points have been sealed while the search operation continues.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara AS Dinkar told Kashmir Reader, “The operation was almost over on Sunday after forces neutralised three militants, but search operation is still continuing in the area.”

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