Poonch terror attack: Top security officials visit site as search operation intensified

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Poonch,(CNI) : The 15 Corps Core Commander along with top officials of the Police visited the site of the terrorist attack in the Poonch district on Sunday to monitor the ongoing search operation.


An official told that the 15 Corps Commander, Additional Director General of Police, Jammu, and senior officers of the Army and intelligence agencies visited the ambush spot in the Surankote area.


He said the Army also conducted aerial surveillance using a helicopter.


The official said several people were detained for questioning on Sunday as a massive search operation for the terrorists behind the Indian Air Force (IAF) convoy attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district entered the second day.


Pertinently, five IAF personnel were injured in the attack on May 4 evening near Shahsitar, and one of them later succumbed to injuries at a military hospital.


The official said a well-coordinated joint operation by the Army and the Police was underway in many areas, including Shahsitar, Gursai, Sanai, and Sheendara Top, to neutralize the terrorists.


The attackers are believed to have fled to a forest after the attack, the official said.(CNI)

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