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Army patrol attacked in J&K

IANS  |  Srinagar 

An patrol was attacked on Friday by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's district. No casualties were reported.

The patrol party of the was fired at by militants in Hajin area, 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 announced non-initiation of combat operations during the holy Muslim month of

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.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 08:38 IST
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