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Encounter begins in Pulwama; militants trapped

There are reports of injuries to civilians and security forces. However, there is no official confirmation.

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama’s Dalipora area on Thursday morning.

“The exchange of fire is on in the area and militants, whose number is not known, are trapped,” said a police official.

The gunfight started when a team of security forces came under fire during a pre-dawn search and cordon operation from the hiding militants at Dalipora.

There are reports of injuries to civilians and security forces. However, there is no official confirmation.