Indian army continues mortar shelling in Kupwara

Srinagar, November 22, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian Army continued mortar shelling and heavy gun fire around Doornard forests in Manigah area of Kupwara district for the 10 consecutive day, today. Witnesses told media that Indian forces resorted to heavy shelling in Doornard forests, stretched up to Kashirah village of Lolab area triggering panic. Deafening sounds and heavy firing shook the entire area. The Indian army officials said that half of the forest area ranging from Manigah to Shamshawali, Safawali to Mohri (Kalaroos), and Jabbad forests to Shundi, was checked during the operation.

Before entering Boinard, a thick patch of Deodar and Kail forests located between Manigah and Kashirah village of Lolab, forces resorted to mortar shelling and heavy firing to get the reaction from other side. But there was no reaction from the other side which suggests that Mujahideen might have escaped from the forest area of Manigah where they had killed an Army Colonel and injured three troops earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Indian Army launched a massive search operation in a forest area of Handwara area after exchange of gunfire with Mujahideen last night, police said. An official said that a joint team of army’s 21 RR and 9 PARA cordoned off the Bhawan village in Rajwar area of Handwara, triggering heavy exchange of fire which continued for about half an hour. However, the militants escaped from the site taking advantage of the darkness, said the official. He added that the forces cordoned off the area, this morning and started a search operation.

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