Encounter ensues between militants, security forces in Pulwama

SRINAGAR: An encounter ensued between militants and security forces on Tuesday evening during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.

Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by Special Operation Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF at Kamginag in Pulwama late on Tuesday evening.

However, when security forces were cordoning off the area, militants fired with automatic weapons.

“The security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter,” they said. (AGENCIES)