Budgam, Sep 11: Five days after the exchange of fire took place between security  forces and militants in Budgam district, the forces on Friday morning recovered the unidentified body from Sukhnag Nallah of the district where search operation was going on from the last four days.

Officials told the news agency that security forces recovered an unidentified body beleived to be of a suspected millitant, from Sukhnag Nallah at Kawoosa area of the district.

Five days ago, a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Kawoosa area of Narbal on Monday afternoon based on a specific input about the presence of militants in the area.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter. It was beleived that one of the militants while fleeing had jumped into the Nallah.

Security officials said that boats were pressed into service to trace the body in the nallah and on Thursday some ammunition was recovered by the army’s divers from the Nallah. “Today morning, an unidentified body, beleived to be of a militant was fished out,” the officials told KNO,  adding that the identification of the person is being ascertained.