Kashmir operation called off after militants escape

A security operation in south Kashmir's Pulwama district was called off on Friday after militants managed to escape.

Published: 17th March 2017 11:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2017 11:18 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

SRINAGAR: A brief exchange of fire took place today between militants and security forces in Pulwama
district of Kashmir.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Batnoor village of Shopian district at around 2 AM following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the exchange of fire started between the two sides at around 2.40 AM and continued for some time.

The militants managed to give a slip to the security forces, taking advantage of the darkness, the official said adding the operation has now been called off.

No one was hurt in the encounter, he said.

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