Srinagar, 2/4: An encounter between the security forces and terrorists broke out in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Friday. 2-3 terrorists are said to be trapped in the encounter and were offered a chance to surrender.
The Indian Army received the information of the terrorists’ presence in the residential area which was cordoned off late on Thursday. A top police officer confirmed that “an encounter started between Security forces and terrorists at Ghat Mohalla Kakapora area of Pulwama district.”
The terrorists were given a chance to surrender but they opened fire on the searching party, which was retaliated.
“A joint searching team of Police, army’s 50 RR, and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area. As the team cordoned off the suspected spot and asked terrorists to surrender repeatedly, they (hiding terrorists) fired upon the searching party and fire was retaliated resulting in an encounter,” the cop added.