Government forces during a gunbattle in Kashmir
Government forces during a gunbattle in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

AWANTIPORA — A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in Mandoora village of Tral belt in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.

An official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 42 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

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He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

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

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

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