Encounter Breaks Out In Pulwama District


Srinagar: An encounter broke out on Tuesday between security forces and militants in Hakripora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, an army official said.

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The militants opened firing during the operation, prompting retaliation from the forces which triggered the gunbattle, he said.

The encounter is in progress, the official said.