Srinagar: An encounter has ensued between militants and security forces (SF) after a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Tuesday.
A police official told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, Army and CRPF at village Chaanketaar, Tral in Pulwama on Tuesday.
However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons.
The security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter. “Additional security forces have been rushed from nearby camps to seal the area to foil any attempts by militants to escape,” he said.
He said the exchange of fire was going on when the reports last came in.