Brief encounter reported in Pulwama village
Srinagar, Mar 18: After a brief exchange of fire in the wee hours of Saturday, terrorists have managed to give a slip to government forces in Mitrigam village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said.
An official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF had launched a Cordon and Search Operation on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area on Saturday.
He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon them, triggering a gunfight.
He added that after the initial exchange of fire, no contact was established with the hiding terrorists.
The official said that cordon layers were tightened after the initial exchange of fire, however, the terrorists managed to give a slip to forces and the search operation is still going on to trace them. (with inputs from KNO)