Militants escape after brief exchange of fire in Pulwama
Srinagar 18 Mat (KS): After a brief exchange of fire during wee hours of Saturday, militants have managed to give a slip to government forces in Mitrigam village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
An official told Kashmir Scroll that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF had launched a Cordon and Search Operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area on Saturday.
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He said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon them, triggering a gunfight.
He added that after the initial exchange of fire, no contact was established with the hiding militants.
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The official said that cordon layers were tightened after the initial exchange of fire, however, militants managed to give a slip to forces and the operation has been called off now.-[KS]