A fierce gun battle took place on Thursday morning between militants and security forces in Padgampora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two terrorists were killed in the operation who have been identified as LeT's Jahangir Ahamd Ganaie and Mohd Shafi Shergujari. a civilian was also killed in the gunbattle. The Army have made heavy deployment of troops of 130 battalion of CRPF, 55 RR and SOG in the operations amid reports that four-five militants might have taken shelter in the region.
The authorities have suspended train services from Banihal to Srinagar as one of the railway stations is near the Pulwama encounter site.
As per initial reports, it is being said that 2-3 militants have been rounded up by the forces, and intermittent gunshots could be heard in the area. The militants opened fire on the security forces.
Army has launched a massive combing in the Awantipora area which has been cordoned off.
Last week, the Army had to call off an overnight anti-militancy operation in south Kashmir's Shopian district when the militants had managed to escape from the security forces' cordon.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chillipora village of the district on Friday night following information about the presence of militants there, a police official had said.(with PTI Inputs)
Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces suspect presence of 2-3 terrorists in Pulwama's Padgampora, gunshots heard. (Visuals deferred) pic.twitter.com/OmIkRRQihw
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