Jammu: A cordon and search operation to track down militants suspected to be hiding in the forest area of Kalakote in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir entered the third day on Wednesday.
The operation started after two Army personnel were injured in a gunfight with militants on Monday.
“The search operation is going on in the area by security forces and police. However, no fresh contact has been established in the area”, a senior officer told PTI.
Technological and surveillance gadgets are being used to keep vigil as well as to track down the militants suspected to be hiding in the forest belts, they said.
On Monday, a joint team of the Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off the Broh and Soom forest belts in Kalakote following information about suspicious movements.
The militants fired at the troops in an attempt to break the cordon, resulting in retaliatory fire, in which two Army personnel were injured, they said.
Following this, more reinforcements were rushed to plug all possible escape routes and strengthen cordon around the area.
Rajouri and Poonch border districts in the Pir Panjal valley have witnessed heightened militant activity this year. (PTI)