Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in J-K’s Pulwama

Updated on Mar 10, 2019 07:50 PM IST

Police said the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglish area of Tral in south Kashmir district after receiving specific intelligence input about presence of the militants in the area.

Encounter underway between militants and security forces in Tral’s Pinglish area.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Encounter underway between militants and security forces in Tral’s Pinglish area.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglish area of Tral in south Kashmir district after receiving specific intelligence input about presence of the militants in the area, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the searches, the militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated the firing, triggering an encounter, the official said.

The exchange of firing is going on, he said, adding that further details were awaited.

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