Security forces launch hunt for militants in Samba

May 13th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin  

Jammu, May 13 (IANS) The army and police Tuesday launched a joint search for militants in Dami Chak area of Samba in Jammu and Kashmir following reports by villagers that two people had been seen moving suspiciously in the region, officials said. Security forces began combing the dense forest in the area early Tuesday. Police said they are leaving nothing to chance.

On Monday, one militant who had attacked the Samba garrison, 45 km from Jammu, was killed in a gun fight with the troops. The militant was believed to be part of the group that had managed to sneak into India last Thursday and killed six people, including two soldiers and a photojournalist, in a gun battle here Sunday.

Sources said the Border Security Force (BSF) has launched its own internal probe to find out how the terrorists managed to enter Indian territory.

A detailed report of the incident is being prepared and a list of items required for strengthening vigilance on the border is being drawn up, sources added.

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