Two militants board an Oil Tanker and hide in the Pir Panjal Forest; Search operations on

Srinagar, August 7: After a report provided to police about militants boarding the Oil tanker by an oil tanker driver, Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Army and Central Reserve Police Force launched a massive search operation in the forests of Lower Munda area in Srinagar.

Also, the police is searching for the truck driver in Kulgam who ferried the two militants to Udhampur for carrying out attack on a BSF convoy killing two jawans and injuring 11 others.

Reports said that the two militants had paid around Rs 20,000 to the truck driver to ferry them to Udhampur from Kulgam. The duo had arrived in Kulgam some one month back and were launched by the divisional commander of LeT, Abu Qasim for carrying out the attack at Udhampur.

Earlier, security on the National Highway was beefed up after attack on BSF convoy yesterday.

Special police teams have been formed to guard the highway and police is conducting vehicle checking. Police also conducted surprise checks of suspicious vehicles on National Highway at many places like Ramban, Banihal and Qazigund. Additional reinforcements have been deployed for checking the vehicles. The police stations along the highway have been asked to keep a watch on suspicious movements and take other security measures.


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