Gunfight erupts in J&K

Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and the security forces erupted on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

The security forces including personnel from the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police cordoned off Drabgam village receiving a tip-off about holed-up militants.

“As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces triggering the ongoing gunfight,” police sources said.

Reports coming in from the area said clashes between a stone pelting mob and the security forces have also started in the area.

Mobile internet services have been suspended across Pulwama district.