Gunfight starts in Beighpora Awantipora


Srinagar, May 06: After nocturnal searches gunfight breaks out between militants and goverment forces in Beighpora area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday where a top militant commander is trapped, police said.

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

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 forces and militants.

Pertinently this is second encounter in Awantipora in Span of eight hours.

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