Update: Pulwama encounter underway, civilian dies after clashes between security forces and villagers near the encounter site.
Update: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday said two terrorists were reportedly killed in the Pulwama encounter.
Srinagar: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday said one terrorist was reportedly killed in the Pulwama encounter.
A police official said the militants opened fire at security forces around 4.40 AM, which was retaliated by the law enforcement personnel.
“A terrorist is reportedly killed in Pulwama encounter. The troops of 130 Bn CRPF, 55 RR and SOG Pulwama are involved in the operation,” the CRPF said.
The CRPF further said that there is unconfirmed presence of four-five terrorists in Pulwama’s Padgampora area.
The security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have launched a cordon and search operation in the Padgampora area after they suspected the presence of terrorists in the area.
Gunshots are also heard in the area.
The army and special operation group of Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora has cordoned off the area.