SRINAGAR: Encounter has started between militants and security forces in Arihal in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.

A senior police officer said that a team of Police and security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Arihal on a very specific input.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected area, the hiding militants fired upon the joint party, leading to an encounter, officer added.

Till this report was being filed intermittent exchange of fire was going on.

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