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Kashmir: Gunfight breaks out between security forces and militants in Pulwama

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kakapora area of Pulwama around 6 pm following information about presence of militants there

india Updated: Jun 21, 2017 23:25 IST
As the security forces were conducting the searches, they were fired upon by some hiding militants.
As the security forces were conducting the searches, they were fired upon by some hiding militants.(Waseem Andrabi/HT File Photo)

A gunfight broke out on Wednesday evening between security forces and militants in an area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kakapora area of Pulwama around 6 pm following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

As the security forces were conducting the searches, they were fired upon by some hiding militants, he said.

The security forces retaliated, triggering a gunbattle which was going on till last reports came in, the official said.

The exact number of militants holed up was not immediately clear but there were reports of two ultras being there.

An Army officer suffered minor injuries in the encounter, according to the latest information.

A mob pelted stones at the security forces to distract them from the operation, the police official said.