Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter underway between security forces and terrorists in Pulwama

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An encounter broke out on Wednesday between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said.

Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted, “Exchange of fire between security forces & #terrorists at higher reaches of #Tral Awantipora. Further details will follow.”

According to the police, the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Tral area after receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists there.

“As the cordon was tightened, the hiding terrorist fired at the surrounding security forces, triggering an encounter which is still going on,” a police official said.

More details are awaited.