Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district

Srinagar: A gunfight erupted on Thursday between the security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said.

Police said security forces started a cordon and search operation in Gulshan pora village of Tral area after receiving information about the presence of militants there.

“As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the surrounding security forces, triggering an encounter which is underway,” a police officer said.