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Encounter b/w security forces and militants underway in Pulwama

Encounter b/w security forces and militants underway in Pulwama



A fierce encounter ensued between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the south Kashmir district of Pulwama, a police spokesman said on Friday.

He said on a tip-off about the presence of militants Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and Rashtriya Rifles (RR) launched a joint CASO at Kakpora in Pulwama late Thursday night.

All roads leading to Kakpora were closed and exit points sealed, he said adding when the security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there opened fire with automatic weapons. Security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he said.

Later, a search operation was stopped due to darkness, he said adding with the first light this morning security forces again moving towards the area from where militants were firing.

Source - UNI

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