However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, militants opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons. The forces immediately retaliated, ensuing a fierce gun battle. Though all the exit points have already been sealed, additional security forces have been rushed to ensure there is no demonstration to disrupt the operation in the adjoining villages. Sources said the inputs received says two militants are holed up in the area.
Details about the operation were awaited, they said. Local residents said they heard heavy volume of fire besides loud explosions when people were preparing for Fajr (morning) prayers. Security forces were directing people to remain indoor, they said. (UNI)