Jammu and Kashmir: Exchange of fire underway in Pulwama

An encounter broke out on Friday morning between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district

Security forces have launched a cordon and search operation in the village of Awantipora in Pulwama district after receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.

Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “Exchange of #fire between #securityforces & #terrorists at #Awantipora. Area under #cordon. Details shall follow.”

As the forces were conducting searches in the area, the terrorists fired upon them and the forces retaliated, the official said.

According to the reports, the exchange of firing is underway.

Further details are awaited.