Two operations are underway in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district from late Tuesday evening to nab Hizb-ul-Mujahideen’s commander Riyaz Naikoo, officers have mentioned.
The search operation is at the moment underway at Beighpora Gulzapora, the native village of Hizbul’s operational chief Riyaz Naikoo, who’s the senior most energetic commander within the Valley.
Sources mentioned that the operation has been pursued to trace him down. Nonetheless, it’s not clear whether or not Naikoo is trapped within the cordon or not.
Throughout one of many operations, the forces engaged in a short gun battle with militants in Pulwama’s Sharsali Khrew. The police confirmed that the operation continues to be underway within the Sharsali village.
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The 2 operations have been launched by the forces after they acquired a tipoff about militant presence within the space.
On Tuesday evening, the military and police had moved some earth digging gear within the village.
A senior police officer confirmed that a few operations are happening in Pulwama. At present the forces are conducting house-to-house searches.
The final two months have seen a collection of operations in Kashmir. Up to now three days, eight safety forces males together with Commanding Officer of 21 RR have been killed in two separate encounters in Handwara.