Two militants holed up in J&K house

Security forces had information that two militants were hiding in the house of a villager, Ghulam Hassan Sheikh.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published:December 8, 2016 4:16 am

POLICE AND Army launched an operation in south Kashmir’s Bijbhera area on Wednesday evening after a tip-off about the presence of two top militant commanders in Hasanpora Arwani village. Security forces had information that two militants were hiding in the house of a villager, Ghulam Hassan Sheikh. Soon after cordoning the area, the forces started firing towards the house.

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Although there were reports that Lashkar commander Abu Dujjana could be among the trapped militants, neither the police nor Army confirmed it.
A defense spokesman said, “The operation is in progress. There are no reports whether any militant has been killed.”

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