Srinagar, September 15: Gunfight breaks out between militants and government forces in Marwal area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today.
According to the reports a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Marwal.
As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, which triggered off an encounter.
A senior police officer told that the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants is underway.
As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped. Two army men have been also injured in this ongoing gunfight.
An official told that these army soldiers received splinter injuries in an initial exchange of fire and were immediately rushed to MI hospital where both are undergoing treatment.
A police officer told that so far no militant has been killed, operation is in process.