Encounter between militants and security forces in Kashmir

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces at a village about 35 kms from here in Pulwama district Tuesday evening, police said.

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces at a village about 35 kms from here in Pulwama district Tuesday evening, police said.

The encounter in Kawini village erupted when security forces launched a search and cordon operation following specific information about presence of militants there, the police said.

Hiding militants lobbed a grenade and fired on the search party, triggering a gunbattle, the police.

No one was hurt in the militant attack, police said.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the area to flush out the militants.  

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