SRINAGAR, Apr 7: Security forces today called off the 14-hour long operation at Gulab Bagh area on the outskirts of Srinagar after no contact with the militants was established.
Joint teams of Army, police and Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of CRPF laid a siege at Shah-e-Hamdan Colony, Gulab Bagh last night following inputs about the militant presence in the area.
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Lights were installed while the operation was put on halt due to darkness. In the morning, many warning shots were fired. Teargas shells were also lobbed at the suspected house. However, there was no retaliation and no contact with the militants was established.
The house that belonged to a person who is working in Saudi Arabi, suffered partial damage. Window panes of the house were broken while the front wall witnessed minor damage.
A security official said that after thorough search of the house, the operation was later called off at around 11 am.
And militants today attacked a naka party of security forces in Imamsahib area of Shopian. However, no injury was reported in the incident. The area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.