(KashmirScroll)—Security forces on Saturday called off the operation in Mishipora-Kujjar area of Yaripora hamlet of Kulgam after five days.
An official said that after killing of two local hizb militants on Thursday, no fresh contact was established with militants during searches and finally operation was called off. Also Read:- Day 04: Search operation continues in Kulgam
It is pertinent to mention the operation in the area on 14 June as on specific inputs about the presence of militants, forces started search operation which later turned into encounter.
Officials said that after initial exchange of fire on 14 June, searches continued in the area and fresh contact was established with militants on 16 June.
On 16 June police claimed that two militants were killed during encounter and identified one slain militant as Zubair Sofi of Mohanpora in Kulgam. The identification of the second militant was not known yet, they said.
They added that Sofi was involved in the killing of woman teacher Rajni Bala on May 31.
They further added that searches continued in the area for two more days, however, no fresh contact was established and finally operation was called off on Saturday afternoon after 5 days.