Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Security forces were acting on intelligence input about the presence of militants in Hakripora village of Pulwama.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2017 09:11 IST
PTI, Srinagar
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Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area.(ANI Photo)

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

Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Hakripora village of Pulwama, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said.

The militants opened fired during the operation, prompting retaliation from the forces which triggered a gunbattle, he said.

The encounter is in progress and further details are awaited, the official said.

First Published: Aug 01, 2017 09:01 IST