Second gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir

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A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Batpora Lelhara village of Kakapora belt in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday evening.

An unidentified official told a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area. (KNO)

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