Encounter Breaks Out in Pulwama

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Srinagar: An encounter erupted between government forces and a group of militants at Kakpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday evening.

“Joint team of Army’s 55 RR, SOG and CRPF 183, 182 battalion cordoned off the Hakirpora village following specific information about the presence of some militants in the area”, official sources said.

Soon after the joint team of forces intensified the cordon-and-search operation and fired several warning shots towards the suspected spot, the officer said, adding that the militants hiding inside the area opened fire triggering off an encounter.

A police officer while confirming the encounter said that three militant are believed to be trapped inside the area.

When reports last came in, the gunfight was going on in the area.

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