Militants fire at security forces in Kashmir’s Tral, search operation launched
The firing incident took place when the security forces were patrolling Seer village in Tral.Updated: May 13, 2017 13:56 IST
Militants opened fire at security forces in a village in Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, police said. A cordon and search operation was launched to nab them.
The security forces were patrolling Seer village when the militants opened fire at them, triggering a brief gunfight, a police official said.
There was no immediate report of any casualty, he said, adding that a cordon and search operation has been launched to track them.
Reinforcements have been rushed to seal the escape routes, the official said, adding that there was no fresh contact with the militants and efforts are on to flush them out.
Earlier in the day, at least two civilians were killed and seven persons, including four Indian Army personnel, were injured in heavy cross-border shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, officials said.
This was the third ceasefire violation along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir in past three days.
Four soldiers of the Indian Army’s 48 Rashtriya Rifles suffered injuries in the exchange of fire, and were taken to a garrison hospital, said an intelligence source.
First Published: May 13, 2017 13:47 IST