Srinagar, May 31: An encounter has ensued between militants and security forces at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Friday.
Official sources said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF at Tral in Pulwama on Friday.
However, when security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. “The security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter,” they said, adding the exchange of fire was still going on when the reports last came in.
Meanwhile, massive clashes erupted near Tral Bus Stand as scores of protestors, particularly youth, hit the streets and tried to disrupt the operation. (UNI)