Jammu & Kashmir

Encounter ensues during CASO in Pulwama

Agency News

Srinagar, Nov 27 : An encounter ensued on Tuesday during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) between militants and security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, where mobile internet service has been suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of rumours.

A police spokesman said that on a tip-off about the presence of militants, a CASO was launched at village Hafoo, Tral, in Pulwama jointly by Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF in the wee hours.

However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, the militants resorted to indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons, which was retaliated.

The operation was at last stage, he said, adding that details are awaited. (UNI)