Anantnag, May 31: The militants on Sunday managed to escape after engaging security forces in a brief gunfight in PoshKreeri area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Officials told KNO that after initial exchange of fire at around 2 am, the search operation was launched by the forces to locate the militants in the area. However, they said no contact was established with the militants thereafter.
Officials said that as the security forces intensified search operation towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon forces, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.
Nonetheless, the militants have managed to escape by taking advantage of the darkness, they said.
Meanwhile, mobile internet services that was snapped in the district as a precautionary measure has been restored while the operation has been called off.