Securitymen-militants gunbattle breaks out in J&K's Pulwama district

A gun battle broke out on Tuesday night between security forces and militants holed up in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, a police official said.

Srinagar: A gun battle broke out on Tuesday night between security forces and militants holed up in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, a police official said.

Troops of 53 Rashtriya Rifles and police cordoned off Naina Batapora village this evening following information about the presence of the militants in the area, the official said.

He said as the security forces were closing in on the target house, the militants opened firing.

The security forces returned the fire, triggering the encounter which was going on till last reports came in, the official said adding there were no reports of any casualties on either side so far. 

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