Some terrorists are still holed up: Brig Gurdeep

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Jammu, Jan 7: As the continuous gunbattle between the militants and the army in Poonch enters seventh day, the army on  Wednesday, Jan 7 said 'they are trying their best' to end the operation.

In a press briefing on Wednesday, Jan 7, Brig Gurdeep Singh said, "They are using natural caves and not bunkers as their hideouts...Some terrorists are still holed up, but the troops are trying their best to end operation."

"We have not recovered the bodies of any militants yet," he added.

"Firing from both ends continued through the night; and atleast 8-10 terrorists are believed to still be holed up in the caves in the thickly forested area of Mendhar," he said.

Army's special forces, Kashmir police's special operations group, anti-terrorist arm and the Romeo Force of Rashtriya Rifles has deployed several of its units in the area.

"Only 350 men of security forces involved, and two hideouts have been busted," he said.

The intercepts decoded by the army have revealed that some top commanders of Jaish-e-Mohammad, al-Badr and Lashker-e-Toiba are holed-up in the hideouts.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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