Srinagar, June 18: A nocturnal gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Meej Pampore area of Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district during intervening night of Thursday.
Reports said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Meej Pampore.
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 that exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped.(GNS)