Three armed guys were seen during a search near the Pakistani border in J&K

Following a deadly ambush on a two-truck IAF convoy in Poonch district on May 4, security forces launched a widespread search on Sunday near the India-Pakistan border in the Kathua district of J&K to find three armed men who were spotted in the hilly and forested terrain late on Saturday night. This raised concerns that the men may be Pakistani terrorists on the run.Four of Corporal Vikky Pahade’s IAF comrades were injured in the assault, and he died.

In the Hiranagar sector’s Tarnah nallah, close to Jangi Chak, a special police officer (SPO) reported sighting three individuals with bags and firearms, according to officials. Dogs and military drones were used in the search. Still, no significant progress has been made so far. An official said, “At this point, nothing suspicious has been found, but the investigation is ongoing.”

additional people and vehicle inspections and additional security measures have been implemented, especially on the district’s border highways.

Earlier, locals in the Kathua district’s Jakhole-Juthana forest region reported sightings of five to six armed men on May 14. This prompted intensive search efforts. The J&K police published drawings of six foreign terrorists on May 11.

Official sources state that Abu Hamza and Handoon, two more Pakistani terrorists, as well as former SSG commando Illiyas Fauji, who is now an operative for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), were identified as the masterminds of the assault on IAF soldiers. It was thought that the April 28 firefight in Basantgarh, which resulted in the death of a local defense guard, was likewise the work of Pakistani militants.

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