Militants on Friday night opened fire at a patrol party of the security forces in Tral area of Pulwama district in Kashmir but no one was injured, police said. As per reports, 3 terrorists were trapped in the encounter. Out of them, Burhan Wani's successor and Hizbul commander Sabzar Bhat has been killed.
Search operation by security forces is currently underway in Saimu Tral area of Pulwama district.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Soimoh village of Tral, 36 kms from Srinagar, following information about presence of some top Hizbul Mujhaideen militants in the area, a police official said.
He said as the security forces were closing on the house where the militants were hiding, the ultras opened fire.
The security forces retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.
No casualties have been reported so far.
The ultras fired at a patrol party of 42 Rashtriya Rifles at Hardumir at around 9 pm, a police official said.
There was no loss of life in the incident, the official said, adding the militants manage to escape from the spot.