Militants Escape RR Dragnet

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PULWAMA: Militants on Monday evening gave slip to government forces amid exchange of fire in Pulwama town, some 30 kms from Srinagar.

Official sources said that acting on a tip off, a joint team of army’s 42 and 3 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Group of Police (SOG) laid a cordon around a residential house at Dadsara village of Tral.

The joint team began searches and the militants, believed to be in two in number, fired some shots forcing raiding party to take cover. Taking advantage militants managed to escape from the spot.  

“A bag containing clothes and two magazines were recovered from the spot,” a police official who was part of the operation said. 

He added that the militants ‘probably escaped’ from the area.

The cordon and search in the area was going on when last reports came in late on Monday.

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