Forces are still on the hunt for activists behind the Poonch killings
The SECURITY FORCES are still searching for the group of militants behind the biggest shooting in the Poonch region in 17 years, which killed four in the military on Monday.
Sources said that except for a 15-minute shootout on Tuesday, there was no contact with the militants, who are believed to be hiding in the dense forests along the Mughal road that connects Poonch to the Jammu in Shopian in Kashmir.
In a separate development, police said they arrested a Lashkar activist involved in the Oct. 1-2, weapons drop using drones across the border.
Irfan Ahmed Bhat, from Verinag in Anantnag, was arrested in the Mandal Phalian area of Jammu along the international border.
Additional Police Director General Jammu Mukesh Singh said Bhat confessed he was in contact with “managers” across the border and was associated with Lashkar. Singh said Bhat came to Jammu to receive the shipment, which was seized by police. The package dropped by the drone contained an AK rifle as well as three magazines and 30 rounds, police said.