‘Brief encounter’ in Pulwama village after militants attack army patrol

Srinagar: Militants Wednesday morning attacked an army patrolling party in Lassipora area of Pulwama district.

Sources said that at around 9:55 this morning, the militants fired upon the patrolling party, which was retaliated by the army, triggering a brief encounter.

Top police officials of the district confirmed the incident and said: “There was some exchange of fire between security forces and militants in Hajidarpora village of Lassipora belt in Pulwama district.”

The authorities have rushed in the additional troops to the area and cordoned off the entire village.

More details are emerging.



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