A gunfight breaks out between militants and government forces in Astan Mohalla Kangan area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.

Reports said that a joint  team of Police, Army’s 55 RR and 183 BN of CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Astan Mohalla.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

A senior police officer confirmed to GNS the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants. As per the sources, two to three JeM militants are believed to be trapped.

Meanwhile Internet has been also snapped in the Pulwama for precautionary measures.



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