Gunfight on in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Encounter began after security forces cordoned off Parigam area

Gunfight on in Kashmir’s Pulwama

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Sinagar, September 13

An encounter between terrorists and security forces began in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, officials said.

The gunfight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off Parigam area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists there.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire and retaliated.

“Joint search operation was launched today (Sunday) afternoon based on Jammu & Kashmir Police inputs,” the army said.

“Terrorists fired at the security forces when the cordon was being laid, turning it into an encounter. Firefight ensued. Joint operation is in progress.”—IANS

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