Srinagar, May 24 UNI: Search operation launched by the security forces in south Kashmir ended early this morning as militants managed to escape under the cover of darkness, official sources said here.
They said with the first light this morning, the security forces resumed search operation in village Hakripora Kakpora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.
However, the operation was called off at 0530 hrs as the militants managed to escape under the cover of darkness.
The operation was launched last night following a tip-off about the presence of militants in the village.
There was a brief encounter between the militants hiding in the village and security forces. UNI