You are here: Rediff Home » India » News » PTI
Search: The Web
  Discuss this Article   |      Email this Article   |      Print this Article

JK: Efforts on to flush out militants from mosque
Get news updates:What's this?
April 01, 2008 12:21 IST

Security forces have intensified their efforts to flush out two militants holed up in a mosque in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district since Monday, police sources said on Tuesday.

Efforts were on to flush out the militants from the place of worship, they said.

The two militants took shelter in the mosque at Papchan village after trading gunfire with police and security forces last night.

Acting on specific information, the police force, assisted by troops of the 57 Rashtriya Rifles and 92 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force, raided Papchan area to flush out militants.

Finding themselves trapped, the militants opened indiscriminate fire on the joint search party and managed to take shelter in the mosque, police said.

© Copyright 2008 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
 Email this Article      Print this Article

© 2008 India Limited. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Feedback