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Ultras fire at security forces: Gunbattle in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 9 (UNI) An encounter broke out on Friday between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation in Tral in the south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.

Authorities suspended mobile internet service in Pulwama as a precautionary measure to prevent spread of unsubstantiated reports.

On a tip off about the presence of militants, troops of Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir police and Central Reserve Police Force launched a joint search operation at Gund and Tral in Pulwama today.The militants fired at the approaching security forces with automatic weapons and a gunbattle broke out, the sources said.

Further details are awaited. UNI