The Army operation in Gangabal forest area of Kangan in central Kashmir entered its 10th day on Sunday during which two alleged infiltrators were killed and search for a third member of the same group is going on.
This is one of the longest operations since August 5, when security along Line of Control was beefed up after special status of the state was revoked and J&K was downgraded to two Union Territories. The ongoing operation amid communication blockade fueled rumors of massive damage to Army by the infiltrators, which were refuted by the local police. They claimed that the forces suffered no casualty during the operations till now.
The Army and police got around 15 local porters from Naranag area, in normal times used to carry the essentials to the Army camp, to fetch bodies of two infiltrators from the exact spot in Churnard, a 17km long trek, up in the mountains. Read more