Encounter breaks out in Pulwama

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district on Thursday, police said.

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Dadsara area of Tral in south Kashmir district this evening following a specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches, militants fired at them. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said. He said exchange of firing between the two sides was on and further details were awaited. (AGENCIES)