Encounter breaks out in Pulwama


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

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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.