Militants Flee After Brief Gunfight In Pampore

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SRINAGAR: Unknown militants managed to escape after a brief gunfight with government forces in Pampore town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official sources said Monday.

They said army’s 50 RR, CRPF and police on a tip-off, laid a cordon around Shaar village of Pampore during the intervening night of December 8 and 9 and started a combing operation. The militants hiding in the village, they said, opened fire upon the joint team sparking off a gun-battle.

“The operation was launched but the militants took advantage of darkness and fled from the spot after brief exchange of fire,” a top police official said. (KNO)

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