Update: Clashes followed after 3 terrorists were gunned down. One civilian has reportedly been killed.
Update: Slain terrorists were from LeT and identified as Majid Mir, Shariq Ahmad and Irshad Ahmad.
Update: 3 terrorists killed in Kakpora Pulwama encounter,3 AK47 rifles and ammunition recovered.
Srinagar: Encounter between security forces & terrorists in New Colony Kakapora of Pulwama, 2 Lashkar terrorists believed to be trapped.
50 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Op Group Pulwama and 183 CRPF battalion involved in the encounter with terrorists. A gunbattle broke out this evening between security forces and militants in an area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kakapora area of Pulwama around 6 pm following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. As the security forces were conducting the searches, they were fired upon by some hiding militants, he said.
The security forces retaliated, triggering a gunbattle which was going on till last reports came in, the official said. There were no reports of any casualties on either side so far.