Besides, due to the gunfight, the Poonch-Rajouri-Jammu National Highway continues to remain closed since last evening between Bhimber Gali crossing point and Surankote along with Mendhar sub-division. Hundreds of vehicles have been stranded on the highway due to the road closure. Moreover, search operation also continued in Dehra Ki Gali forest area along the Poonch-Rajouri border on the fifth day today.
Cordon and Search Operation continues in Bhata Dhurian villages of J&K on second day
In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) continued on the second day in Bhata Dhurian village in Mendhar sub-division of border district Poonch today where two soldiers were martyred in a gunfight with terrorists on Thursday evening. AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that a JCO and another soldier were killed in the gunfight shortly after security forces launched a search operation in the area yesterday evening. A heavy deployment of security forces has been made in the area to nab the hiding terrorists.