Srinagar: Nocturnal encounter has started between militants and government forces in Puchal area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.
Reports reaching GNS that a joint team of Police, Army’s 55RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Puchal.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.
A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about exchange of firing between militants and security forces.
He further said that militants were given opportunity to surrender, however they refused the offer.
As per the sources two militants are believed to be trapped.(GNS)