SRINAGAR: A fierce gunfight broke out between militants and forces in Hakripora village of Pulwama district in southern part of Kashmir on Tuesday morning, reports said.
Reports reaching here said that three militants including top Lashkar Commander Abu Dujana and Arif Lilhari are trapped in the gunfight.
Police sources said that an operation was launched in the village around 4 am after inputs about the presence of militants in the village.
Gunshots were heard as the cordon was being laid, sources said, adding “As the forces approached towards the suspected spot, the militants hiding inside opened fire, triggering an encounter,” he said.
Meanwhile, authorities have suspended Internet services across the district to prevent ‘law and order problems’.
Some news reports said the operatuon was over and the trapped militants were killed but police is yet to confirm the killing. “We also are told that they are killed but let the bodies be recovered first,” one police officer said.