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Army patrol attacked in J&K

Friday - May 18, 2018 8:38 am , Category : INDIA
 Army patrol attacked in J&K
Army patrol attacked in J&K
Srinagar May 18 (IANS) An army patrol was attacked on Friday by militants in Jammu and Kashmir s Bandipora district. No casualties were reported.
The patrol party of the army was fired at by militants in Hajin area army sources said.
"There was a brief exchange of fire following which the militants escaped. There was no casualty on our side. The area was cordoned off for searches " the sources added.
This is the first incident of an attack on the security forces by militants after the Union Home Ministry announced non-initiation of combat operations during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
The security forces have been advised not to initiate operations against militants and use weapons only in self-defence.
The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit has rejected the ceasefire announced by the central government.

--IANS
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