Encounter breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar | An encounter broke out on Saturday between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Arampora village in Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district this morning following specific intelligence input about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, militants fired upon them, triggering the encounter. The gunfight is underway and further details are awaited, he said.

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