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Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama

Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in Dangerpora area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Published: 02nd May 2020 08:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd May 2020 09:05 AM   |  A+A-

Army soldiers near the house where Militants were hiding during an encounter in Shopian.

Representational Image. (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

PULWAMA: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Dangerpora area of the south Kashmir district in the early hours of Saturday following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the hiding militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.

The exchange of firing was going on and further details are awaited, he added.

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