Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Gunfight soars in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir

Megha Thomas | March 9, 2016 5:18 pm Print


A gunfight soared between the security forces and the guerillas in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

“A gunfight has started in Awantipora (Pulwama) plant nursery area between troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police and the militants,” a senior police officer said here.

“Initially the militants had been engaged in a gunfight by the security forces in Puchal (Kakapora) village of the same district, but managed to escape to the plant nursery in Awantipora where firing exchanges are now going on.”

“Because the militants escaped from one place to the other, the security forces have laid a cordon around a larger area now to ensure that the militants are prevented from escaping,” said the official.

Soueces from the area said that intense firing is being taken and given back.

On Wednesday, security forces retrieved an AK-47 rifle after a short gunfight with the guerrillas in Hadoora (Wanihama) village of Ganderbal district.