SRINAGAR — Arms and ammunition, which include one hand grenade, one AK-47 magazine, and two mobile phones were recovered by the joint team of government forces on the fourth consecutive day of the search operation launched in Kawoosa village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, after forces had exchanged brief gunfire with the suspected militants on Monday.
Official sources said that searches continued to nab suspected militants for the fourth consecutive day, which was conducted by Army’s 2 RR, Police, CRPF 176 Battalion and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police and during the searches, arms and ammunition were recovered.
Earlier, on Monday, after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a joint team of forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Kawoosa area of Narbal.
“As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering a brief encounter,” sources added.
Meanwhile, Police sources said that Marine commandos, specialized in diving operations continue to be in service to trace whether any suspected militant involved in the exchange of fire had drowned in the nearby stream, but when reports last came in, no dead or alive was found in the ongoing search operation.