A dozen terrorists are believed to be operating in the Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, with the police suspecting that they are getting arms supply through drones from Pakistan.
A week-long security operation to flush out the terrorists has been going on without much success.
The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Dilbag Singh, visited the area and revealed that the recent attack on the army had been carried out with active local support.
However, the arrests have not helped the police to make substantial headway in tracking down the terrorists.
At least six suspects have been arrested, and over 200 were detained for questioning in connection with the terrorist attack that killed five soldiers.
This attack in Bhata Durian was the second major attack in the area in the past four months.
Earlier this year, terrorists targeted Hindu families in Rajouri, killing seven people and injuring over a dozen. The People’s Anti-Fascist Front has claimed responsibility for the attack on the army. The police said the terrorists used armour-piercing bullets in the attack and fled with five assault rifles of the jawans after the attack.