Encounter in Pulwama

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A brief exchange of fire took place today between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Kashmir.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Batnoor village of Shopian district at around 2 AM following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

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He said the exchange of fire started between the two sides at around 2.40 AM and continued for some time.

The militants managed to give a slip to the security forces, taking advantage of the darkness, the official said adding the operation has now been called off.

No one was hurt in the encounter, he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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