Scene from a gunfight site

SRINAGAR — A fierce gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Lakadpora Pudsoo in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday.

Reports reaching here said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Likhdipora.

As the joint team of forces approached towards 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. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

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