Encounter in Pulwama, no casualty reported

The militants managed to give a slip to the security forces, taking advantage of the darkness


File photo. Army soldiers stand guard at Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Pulwama district. Photo: PTI
File photo. Army soldiers stand guard at Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Pulwama district. Photo: PTI

Srinagar: A brief exchange of fire took place on Friday 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 2am 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 2.40am 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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