Militants likely to have escaped taking advantage of darkness at Pulwama encounter site

Srinagar, Aug 21 (UNI) Militants have likely given slip to security forces after an exchange of fire on Sunday in Parigam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama, officials said.

A gun fight had raged in Parigam area between militants and security forces yesterday evening following an input about the presence of Militants in the area.

As the security forces reached the particular spot, the militants opened fire and the fire was effectively retaliated.

The operation was suspended during the night in view of darkness. However, with the dawn, the security forces resumed search operations in the area and expanded the cordon.

There was no fresh contact established with the militants, even drones were put in service for surveillance of the area. A massive search was carried in the area on Monday.

The officials said militants likely to have taken the advantage of darkness and managed to escape through the vast paddy field.

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