Government forces on Tuesday launched a cordon-and-search operation at Seer area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Official sources said that a group of suspected militants opened fire upon the army’s 42 RR patrolling party at Seer Jageer area of Tral.
The fire was retaliated ensuing a brief exchange of gunfire, they said, adding that the militants later fled from the spot.
Soon after the attack, additional reinforcement of army’s 42 RR and SOG reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area to trace out the militants, they said.
Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG) for South Kashmir Range Amit Kumar confirmed the attack on army’s patrolling party and said that searches have been launched to nab the assailants.
“We are looking into the incident and are verifying the details,” DIG said. (GNS)
Earlier, clashes erupted at bus stand Tral after rumours spread in the area that militants were surrounded by the forces in Seer.