Gunfight rages in Awantipora’s Beighpora village

Gunfight in Kashmir
Government forces lay siege during a gunfight in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — After lengthy searches, finally a gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Beighpora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching here said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 55 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Beighpora village during night hours.

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As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer also confirmed about the exchange of firing between the forces and militants.

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

Pertinently, this is second encounter in Awantipora in a span of eight hours.

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