Encounter breaks out in J-K's Pulwama

Encounter breaks out in J-K's Pulwama

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants 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 militants in the area, a police official said.

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

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

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