Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR — A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Brantal area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.

According to the reports reaching here, a joint team of Police, Army’s 42 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Brantal.

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As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

A senior police officer confirmed the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants.

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As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

Pertinently, this is second encounter in less than 24 hours in south Kashmir.

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