Pulwama: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Batpora Lelhara village of Kakapora belt in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday evening.
An official told KNO that a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) upon specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.
Pertinently, three local militants were killed in a gunfight at Mandoora Tral on Friday afternoon. (KNO)