Gunfight rages between 4-6 holed-up militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama

Srinagar: A gunfight started on Saturday between a group of holed-up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama District, police said.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Sources in the security forces told IANS that the security forces, including the Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of state police and the Central Reserve Police Force, surrounded Wagum village on the outskirts of Pulwama town following information about a group of militants hiding there.

As the security forces tightened the cordon, hiding militants fired at them triggering an encounter which is going on, sources said. It said a group of four to six militants are hiding inside a house in the village which has been marked off.

Meanwhile, authorities suspended mobile internet services in Pulwama to check spread of rumours. Rail services between Baramulla town and Bannihal town of Jammu region have also been suspended for the day.

Updated Date: May 12, 2018 07:41 AM

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