Srinagar, Feb 12 : A fierce encounter ensued between militants and security forces during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Tuesday morning, a police spokesman said.
He said troops of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Ratnipora in Pulwama following a tip off about the presence of militants.
However, he said, when the security forces were sealing the area, militants hiding there opened fire with automatic weapons. The fire was returned ensuing in an encounter, he said adding further details are awaited.
Additional security forces have been deployed in the adjacent village to prevent any demonstration.
Meanwhile, authorities suspended mobile internet service in Pulwama.
Recently five militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were killed in a fierce encounter in Kulgam district of south Kashmi. (UNI)