Encounter Breaks Out In Jammu And Kashmir’s Pulwama

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The encounter is still underway. (File)

Srinagar:

An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chaanketaar village of Tral in south Kashmir district this afternoon following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.

He said as the forces were undertaking searches in the area, the terrorists fired upon them.

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

The gunfight was going on, he said, adding that further details were awaited.

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