However, when the security forces were sealing the area and moving towards a particular area in the village, militants opened fire, they said, adding the fire was retaliated ensuing an encounter. To avoid any civilian casualty security forces stopped the operation due to darkness only to resume again with the first light this morning. When the security forces tried to storm the area, militants opened fire again, they said, adding the fire was again returned.
Two militants were reportedly killed so far, they said adding the operation was still going on when the reports last came in. Further details are awaited. Meanwhile, additional security forces and state police personnel were rushed to the area to prevent any protests by locals. (UNI)