Encounter in Pulwama
A brief exchange of fire took place today between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Kashmir. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Batnoor village of Shopian district at around 2 AM following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the exchange of fire started between the two sides at around 2.40 AM and continued for some time. The militants managed to give a slip to the security forces, taking advantage of the darkness, the official said adding the operation has now been called off. No one was hurt in the encounter, he said.
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