Encounter Starts In South Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A gunfight broke out between militants and counter insurgent forces in Chewaklan area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday late evening.

Reports said that a joint team of Army, CRPF and Police launched a cordon and search operation in Chewaklan area of Pulwama after having credible inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of Army, Police and CRPF approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon forces triggering an encounter.

When last reports came intermittent firing was going on.


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