Militants escape in Kulgam under cover of darkness: J&K Police

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KULGAM — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that the militants who were trapped in Yamrach area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district managed to flee after an initial exchange of fire with security forces, taking advantage of the darkness.

Security forces including Police, Army and CRPF had laid a siege at Yamrach village of Kulgam district late last night after specific inputs about the presence of militants.

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A police official said that after the forces zeroed in on the suspected house, the hiding militants opened fire. “However, there was no further contact with the militants even as searches were carried out throughout the day,” he said.

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A police official said that during the intervening night of May 13 and 14, a specific input was received by Kulgam police about the presence of militants in village Yamrach.

“During the search operation, militants fired indiscriminately at the searching parties of the forces. The troops immediately took cover and retaliated. Militants took advantage of darkness and fled from the spot,” he said.

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